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Fairfield to Point corridor in St James to close Sunday for road works

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 3:23 PM
The works form part of the $164 million road rehabilitation project, which is being undertaken by the NWA in collaboration with the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that on Sunday, January 29, a section of the Fairfield to Point corridor, between the Friendship community and the Estuary Housing Development, in St James will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The roadway will be closed between 9 a.m. and 6 pm.

Community relations officer for the NWA's Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says the roadway is being closed to facilitate the installation of culvert pipes.

The works form part of the $164 million road rehabilitation project, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

The project involves extensive drainage improvement, the reshaping and stabilization of the roadway, and resurfacing using asphaltic concrete.

During the period of closure, motorists travelling from the direction of Fairfield, towards Johns Hall and beyond, may travel via the alternative routes through Irwin, Sign, and Hurlock.

Commuters travelling from the Johns Hall direction towards Montego Bay may also travel via Hurlock, Over River, Sign and Irwin.

This project represents the third phase of a targeted approach to the repair of the 6.1-kilometre stretch of roadway between the Fairfield Bridge and the Hurlock community.

The earlier phases were completed over a three-year period at a cost of approximately $188 million.

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