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Additional traffic change for Constant Spring Road

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 4:08 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to restrict right turns from the Merle Grove High School or CVM Television onto Constant Spring Road, starting Sunday, September 23, as part of its traffic management plan for the Corporate Area.

Motorists who wish to make such a manoeuvre should travel along Dubnrobin Avenue, Red Hills Road, Eastward Park Road and onto Constant Spring Road.

The NWA says the traffic change is being implemented in order to reduce vehicular conflicts along this stretch of roadway.

A median barrier will be erected to prevent conflicting movements.

The agency explains that with the traffic now being rerouted away from the Portia Simpson Miller Square, Washington Boulevard and Dunrobin Avenue are critical to the movement of vehicular traffic.

It further says that the constant right turning movement across Constant Spring Road is impeding the flow of traffic heading into Half Way Tree and New Kingston from the direction of the Dunrobin Avenue/Constant Spring Road intersection.

The NWA says that new restriction will allow the works agency to have two lanes of traffic heading towards Half Way Tree in the mornings and one lane heading in the opposite direction.

The situation will be reversed for the afternoon peak flow.

In the meantime, the NWA says the one-way system that was implemented along Cassava Piece Road and the upper section of Constant Spring Road has been discontinued.

The system was implemented in order to allow better movement of traffic between Cassava Piece Road and Mary Browns Corner.

The NWA says an additional lane has been created for use, especially by students entering the Immaculate High School. 

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