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Section of Junction Road in St Mary to be closed

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 4:33 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says a section of the Junction Road in St Mary will be closed to traffic for six hours per day beginning Monday, July 30 to facilitate ongoing road construction works along the corridor.

Acting Communication Manager at the NWA Ramona Lawson says for the safety of all road users, traffic will not be permitted during the period of the closure as there will be extensive rock excavation and drilling works causing displacement of boulders.

The road closure is to be effected between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.

Lawson says there is no designated alternate route.

She says however that motorists travelling from the direction of the round-a-bout at Agualta Vale or the Jamaica Producers Farm will be able to access the Westmoreland Bridge to travel to Highgate and environs during the period of closure.

She says the reverse will obtain for persons travelling from Highgate towards Annotto Bay.

Meanwhile, the NWA says approximately 4.8 kilometre of roadway from Broadgate to Agualta Vale in the parish is currently being rehabilitated at a cost of some $598 million.

The project, which includes the widening of the roadway, is also meant to improve safety and maneuverability along the corridor, as well as resolve drainage issues.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The NWA says the contractors will be working to complete the current phase of works and reopen the roadway to full vehicular access within the next four months.

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