The National Works Agency (NWA) wishes to correct reports in the media earlier today which suggest that a section of Spanish Town Road has collapsed in the vicinity of Tools Hardware.
NWA’s Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw says this is not true. Mr. Shaw explains that a storm water culvert had failed at a section of the project near the Olympic Way/Hagley Park Road intersection yesterday. However the culvert has since been replaced and access restored to the area.
He says the prevailing inclement weather has halted works to apply the first lift of asphalt to all ground level approach roads to Portia Simpson Miller Square. These activities were originally scheduled to be completed today.
The NWA continues to remind motorists that though appreciable works have been achieved on the Hagley Park Road improvement project, critical works are still being done to bring the project to substantial completion. The entire 3.7 kilometer limit of the project remains a construction zone and motorists should be obeying the 30 kilometers per hour speed limit.
In the meantime, areas that were earlier today affected by storm water have been reopened. Afternoon showers caused water and debris to impact a section of Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of De-la-cree Lane and lower Marcus Garvey Drive.
The NWA and Contracting firm China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) Limited have had the area along Spanish Town Road cleaned and traffic is now flowing unhindered. Plans are now being made to have some drains that have been impacted by debris flows and garbage, reopened.
Mr. Shaw is reminding persons that even with the significant improvement in the drainage network along Hagley Park Road, improper disposal of garbage will compromise these drains. He is therefore encouraging persons to dispose of their waste in the appropriate manner.