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NWA upgrading alternative routes as Three Miles is set to become inaccessible

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 10:43 AM
Stephen Shaw - File photo

The National Works Agency (NWA) says its currently upgrading a number of roads to serve as main alternative routes to the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew as works associated with the Hagley Park Road Improvement project ramps up.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA Stephen Shaw says that as the bridge works continue, the possibility of sections of Three Miles becoming inaccessible are now highly probable.

Shaw says that in preparation for this, eight roads have been identified for repairs, much of which have already started and should be completed in two weeks.

He says that the repairs will include some excavation and removal of road surfaces which will be repaved with Asphaltic Concrete.

Roadways which will be affected include East Avenue, Development Road, Bell Road, Little Bell Road, Mahoe Drive and a section of White Wing Avenue.

The NWA says as the work progresses, repair works will also be undertaken along Maxfield Avenue and Bay Farm Road.

Road users are being urged to exercise caution in affected areas while the rehabilitation is underway and to obey flag persons and posted warning signs.

Meanwhile, the NWA says it is contemplating making several other changes to traffic movements in the Corporate Area as part of efforts to reduce the impact of the multiple road works projects on the travelling public.

Shaw says that among the discussions now being had are plans to signalised some intersections and to change the flow of traffic on some corridors.

He further says restriction in movements is also likely to be implemented along some roads. 

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