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Westmoreland bridge in St Mary open

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2013 | 12:50 PM

The Westmoreland Bridge in St Mary is now open to commuters.



The original bridge which spans a section of the Wag Water River was damaged during Tropical Storm Gustav in 2008.



It was repaired in 18 months through the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme.



Communications Manager at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw says the new bridge is higher than the original bridge so he doesn’t expect an overflow in adverse weather conditions.



Shaw says a project is now underway to re-route a section of the Rio Cobre to prevent further erosion of the embankment in White Marl, St Catherine.



He says the LASCO company, which operates from that area is helping to finance the project, which should be completed within the next four to six months.



The NWA says traffic signals which were installed in Papine, St Andrew will be put into operation by Sunday, September 1.



The NWA informed the public in November last year that traffic changes would be made to facilitate ease of movement in the highly congested area.



Shaw says while the project was delayed, the agency is now in the process of putting down proper markings and the installation of sensors.



He says that aspect of the project should be completed by the end of this week.



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