National Works Agency Urges Responsible Road Use on Southern Coastal Highway

Date Published: 
09 Nov 2023

The National Works Agency (NWA) is issuing a strong appeal to all motorists and road users to exercise responsibility and vigilance while utilizing roadways undergoing construction. The appeal places special emphasis on the segment of the Southern Coastal Highway stretching from Bull Bay to Yallahs. This vital transportation corridor has undergone significant enhancement but remains an active construction zone.

The NWA through its contractors, has worked diligently to enhance the infrastructure and ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place. Part of this effort includes the installation of new road signs that provide clear instructions to drivers and pedestrians in order to improve overall safety and navigation on this crucial route.

One of the key components of responsible road use is adherence to these road signs and regulations that have been carefully put in place for the safety of all road users. The newly erected signs have been designed to enhance traffic flow, reduce confusion and congestion and, most importantly, safeguard lives.

The NWA is deeply concerned about reports of vandalism, removal, defacement, and destruction of signs and barriers meant to close sections of the Southern Coastal Highway that are not yet ready for use. Such actions not only endanger the safety of road users but also impede the progress of construction and maintenance work.

Another critical factor which will significantly improve safety along the corridor, is the anticipated installation of median street lights which will be executed within two weeks by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo).

We implore members of the public to be responsible as we strive create a safer and more efficient road network.