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Traffic restrictions for Institution Drive, Santa Cruz due to drainage works

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 10:27 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be restricting vehicular access to Institution Drive in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth for the next three weeks starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 29.

The NWA ​explains that this is to facilitate the installation of new drainage features along a section of the roadway.

A reinforced concrete U-drain and steel grating will be constructed as part of this phase of the project.

On completion, the NWA says the works should greatly improve drainage along the typically flood-prone area.

During the period of restriction, vehicles seeking to access Institution Drive will be diverted onto Main Street or the Santa Cruz bypass.

The NWA says it started work on the $17 million drainage improvement project in April.

The activities also extend to a section of the Santa Cruz bypass.

The project forms part of the Agency’s Capital ‘A’ Flood Damage Local Rehabilitation and Drainage Improvement Programme and should be completed by the end of October.

Road users are being reminded to obey all warning and directional signs and the instructions of flag persons while the works are in progress.

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