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Mandela Highway Reconstruction Project Complete 97% - NWA

Infra News - Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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The National Works Agency reporting that the Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction Project is 97% complete. The highway, which spans St Andrew and St Catherine, is a key thoroughfare that links Kingston with Jamaica’s northern, western and southern regions.

Ms Ramona Lawson, Senior NWA Communications and Customer Services Officer, told JIS News that although the roadway is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, corrective and tidying up works are continuing, primarily in the region of Tom Cringle Drive. These include the construction of a roundabout for large articulated vehicles accessing locations along the roadway, as well as extending the service road east of Tom Cringle Drive to serve entities located in that area of the project. These activities will continue into the summer.”

Meanwhile, Ms Lawson is urging persons using the highway, particularly pedestrians, to adhere to the safety guidelines. She said that “We continue to implore pedestrians to use the overpass bridge, which is equipped with pedestrian facilities to include sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and the necessary safety signs.”

Ms Lawson said the NWA has noticed, “with some trepidation”, that a number of pedestrians, including students, refuse to obey these instructions and have been attempting to cross six lanes of traffic, citing this practice as “very dangerous”.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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