Mandela Highway Reduces To Single Lane This Weekend


The eastbound corridor of the Mandela Highway, in the vicinity of the overpass bridge, will be reduced to single lane traffic come Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. and will continue to Sunday, June 7 at 6 p.m.

According to the National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen Shaw, the closure is to facilitate pavement repairs by the contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company.

Shaw noted that the corridor, which was recently improved as part of a Major Infrastructure Development Programme at a cost of US$64 million, is now within the defects liability period, which is a 12-month timeframe during which the contractor is obligated to correct defects that may occur in the approved scope of the project.

Understanding this, motorists travelling towards Kingston may experience delays as a result of the repairs being done and are being advised to use the service road, in the vicinity of Ferry Police Station, which is the alternate route.

Also, the Works Agency is encouraging motorists to exercise caution during the period of closure and to obey the instructions of posted warning signs.

They apologize for any inconvenience caused.



Shannon Dale Reid

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