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Road leading to Black River in St Elizabeth closed for repairs

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 10:31 AM

Effective today, a section of the road leading into Black River from the direction of Sandy Ground has been closed.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the closure is to facilitate its reconstruction and the replacement of defective waterlines.

The NWA says the traffic change, which is to last for six weeks, will impact the section of road in the vicinity of Hodges Aggregates and Powder Limited.

The closure of the corridor will result in traffic being rerouted.

Motorists travelling from the direction of Sandy Ground towards Black River are being advised to continue through the round-a-bout to the community of Speculation, keep right into the Hodges community, exiting at High Street.

Some $29 million is being spent on the project under the 2018/2019 Capital A Flood Damage Programme.

The improvement works come amidst numerous complaints about the state of the road, which is a critical access point to communities such as Treasure Beach, Font Hill and Black River in St. Elizabeth. 

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