New bridge to be constructed at Dawkins Pen in Clarendon

The Two Sisters Bridge located in the community of Dawkins Pen, along the main road from Hayes to Lionel Town in Southern Clarendon is to be replaced. The bridge which collapsed during heavy rains earlier this year, causing hundreds of motorists to be re-routed through a section of the Monymusk cane-field is to be reconstructed by the National Works Agency (NWA) over the next four months.

Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Central Region, Howard Hendriks says the old structure, which was made from steel is to be replaced with a reinforced concrete Box Culvert.

The scope of the 70 million dollar contract include the demolition and removal of the collapsed structure, excavation of soft soil and its replacement with engineering fill, reinstatement of the reinforced drainage canal, Asphaltic Concrete wearing surface, installation of guard rails, road markings and River Training works.

The project forms part of the bridge replacement component of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

The NWA is advising motorists travelling along this roadway to proceed with caution, obey posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons.