Restrcitions implemented for use of road to Newcastle St. Andrew

Date Published: 
03 Nov 2017
Starting immediately, traffic restrictions will be in effect along the main road from Papine to Redlight District in St. Andrew. The restriction pertain the section of the road leading through the community of Griffin Gully. The National Works Agency (NWA) is now undertaking two significant projects along the corridor. The road is now being improved under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) to the tune of 269 million dollars. Additionally, the NWA is constructing a new Box Culvert in the community of Griffin Gully at a cost of $20 – million. Manager, Communication and Customer Service at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says that due to the nature of the work being undertaken at this time at Griffin Gully, only vehicles under 10 tonnes should traverse this corridor. He says that the Box Culvert is now 50% complete and that efforts are now being made to improve the safety of the motoring public who use use the facility. A concrete slab is currently being built and this has resulted in the significant narrowing of the road in the area. The road in the vicinity of the project is also being undermined. Mr. Shaw says that the restrictions are expected to be in effect for the next three weeks and is warning operators of trucks that they risk damage to property and loss of lives should they not abide by the restriction. The works at Griffin Gully are are expected to be completed by mid – December, while the road rehabilitation works under the MIDP are slated to be wrapped up by the end of this month.