Motorists urged to proceed with caution along Duhaney Drive as drainage improvement works get underway tomorrow

Date Published: 
05 Jul 2018
The National Works Agency (NWA) is scheduled to commence critical drainage improvement works along Duhaney Drive, St. Andrew tomorrow (Thursday, June 5) in the vicinity of the Duhaney Park police station. Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says works will begin to replace a defective lateral drain grating. This, he says, will see traffic being reduced intermittently to single lane, over the next two weeks, to facilitate the repair works. Mr. Shaw explains that the works are being carried out to prevent the grating from falling into further disrepair.  The Agency, he says, has to treat with the situation urgently in the interest of public safety. Works are to begin at 10 tomorrow morning and will be carried out in two phases over the next 14 days. The existing grating will be removed in sections and replaced by a pre-fabricated steel structure. The project is valued at 1.5 million dollars and is part of a larger 20 million-dollar drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Thomas. Motorists are being advised to obey posted warning signs and the instruction of flag persons during the period of works.