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Possible traffic delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 3:28 PM
Motorists travelling along Chesterfield Drive in Seavew Gardens, St Andrew which was flooded due to heavy rains. A section of the roadway collapsed on Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Ricardo Makyn photo.

Due to works planned for sections of Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this Saturday and Sunday, the National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when using the roadway.

NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager Stephen Shaw explains that corrective pavement works will be undertaken throughout the period.

Shaw says the works have been planned for the weekend to minimise the impact on traffic along the highly-used corridor.

He explains that one section of the roadway to be repaired was disturbed by the National Water Commission in order to correct a leak.

He notes that 2.2 kilometres of roadway between Spanish Town Road and Marcus Garvey Drive were repaved or reconstructed to create the Chesterfield Drive Extension Road, which is currently serving as a bypass to the upper section of Spanish Town Road.

The roadway, which was put into service on December 2 last year, is still in the defects liability phase and will only be officially taken over by the NWA when all identified defects are corrected by the contractor.

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