Junction Road landslip now cleared; road reopens at 4 p.m.

Date Published: 
17 Mar 2020


A National Works Agency (NWA) work crew managed to clear a major landslip at Devon Pen near Broadgate along The Junction Road in St. Mary a short while ago.


Ramona Lawson, Senior Communications Officer at the NWA, says heavy equipment was deployed to the area earlier this morning to remove large boulders which came down on the roadway overnight. She says the roadway can now accommodate the regular two lanes of traffic.


Motorists will therefore be able to return to using the Junction Road once the travel restrictions are lifted at 4 p.m. today.


The National Works Agency is reminding motorists that when the Junction Road travel restrictions are in force between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, the recommended alternative routes are through Marlborough and Zion Hill or by way of Clonmel and Allepo.


The NWA warns motorists against using the roadway through Grandie Hole as the bridge near the Old Boxing Plant along the Richmond to Highgate roadway is defective and the roadway is effectively closed to vehicular traffic.