A sea wall is to be erected along a section of the Michael Manley Boulevard in Kingston over the next few months. This will result in lane closures and traffic diversions.
According to the National Works Agency, motorists will be redirected from the driving lanes heading into downtown Kingston onto those taking traffic towards the Norman Manley International Airport at Paradise Street (where the Rae Town traffic lights are).
The carriageway will be converted to facilitate two-way traffic between Paradise Street and Flag Circle roundabout, located at the Lower South Camp Road intersection.
These changes will begin this month until September.
NWA says the adjustments will facilitate extensive civil works being done to rehabilitate drainage features, sea defence infrastructure, and the local fishing beach. The works span approximately 600 metres of the roadway.
Understanding this, motorists will be able to avoid the construction area by using both Windward Road and Victoria Avenue.
The works, which will be undertaken by contractors S & G Road Surfacing Materials, form part of the Port Royal Street Coastal Revetment Project funded by the World Bank and managed by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).