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Emergency repairs for Black River Sea Wall

Published:Friday | June 14, 2013 | 4:13 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to undertake emergency repair work on the damaged section of the sea wall in Black River, St Elizabeth, located along High Street in the town.

The roadway links the town of Black River to townships in Manchester and Westmoreland.

The $31 million project begins on Monday.

The NWA says repairs on the Black River Sea Wall should be completed within 16 weeks.

The agency says work to be done will include; repairs to the sidewall and road embankment, construction of 70 metres of random rubble retaining wall, installation of Guardrails and the paving of the reinstated area of roadway with Asphaltic Concrete.

Community Relations Officer for the NWA's Southern Region, Howard Hendriks says if further erosion of the sea wall occurs, the roadway could become impassable, leading to major disruptions in traffic especially with the pending hurricane season.

He says during the period of repair traffic will be reduced to single lane.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to obey the instructions of the flagmen.


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