Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26, the Holland Bamboo main Road in St. Elizabeth will the reduced to single lane traffic. The corridor will be reduced to single lane over the next six weeks intermittently, in order to facilitate rehabilitative works.
The activities that will include considerable patching works along the five kilometers stretch is being undertaken through a special programme by the National Works Agency (NWA).
According to Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Southern Region, Howard Hendriks, some seven million dollars is to be spent on the activities. Contractors working on behalf of the NWA will among other things be removing soft spots, reshaping sections of the corridor and improving the base.
The work on this main road will facilitate easier movement of road users travelling to and from communities such as Ginger Hill, New Market, Black River Santa Cruz and Goshen. The roadway also serves as a major link to communities in neighboring parishes such as Whitehouse and Savanna la Mar in Westmoreland as well as, Mandeville and Porus in Manchester.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to obey the instructions of the flagmen and traffic signs that are posted along this busy corridor.