Sun | Dec 16, 2018

Three Miles Bypass to be completed in two weeks

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 10:50 AM
The US$1-million project is being funded under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme and is being built by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the new Three Miles Bypass in St Andrew is be completed within the next two weeks.

The bypass, being constructed at a cost of US$1 million, is to help ease traffic congestion in the Corporate Area where other roads projects are underway.

The Three Miles area has been closed to vehicular traffic to facilitate continued road-improvement works.

The two-lane 1.5-kilometre roadway will link Chesterfield Drive off Spanish Town Road to Marcus Garvey Drive.

NWA senior communications and customer services officer, Ramona Lawson, told JIS News that the project is about 68 per cent complete.

“Based on where we are now, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, such as rain, for example, we should be delivering that in another two weeks,” she said.

Lawson said several aspects of the project, including the drainage improvement works, culvert installation and construction of two bailey bridges, have been completed.

"We are just about complete with the sub-base and base works and the curb and sidewalk installation along Chesterfield Drive itself; we are about 90 per cent complete with those," she said.

According to Lawson, pavement works will begin this week.

She said heavy rains had delayed work on the project, which was originally scheduled to be delivered a month after the start date of September 17.

The road is being built alongside the existing rail line that runs between the Caymanas area and Marcus Garvey Drive.

It will create a dedicated access route to Marcus Garvey Drive for traffic coming from the Mandela Highway.

The project is being funded under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme and is being built by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.

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