Effective immediately, the Lower Chapelton to Rock River roadway in Clarendon will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure is due to the roadway having become unstable in recent days.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw says that the roadway is currently under contract to repair a failed embankment that occurred some time ago during heavy rains. The roadway which had been reduced to single lane has further destabilized resulting from excavation works that were undertaken as part of the repair works.
Mr. Shaw says this poses a risk to motorists, especially in light of the recent rains. The roadway will be closed for the remainder of the project so motorists are being advised to use alternate routes.
The NWA also advised that persons exercise caution while using the area during the course of the project.