Section of Black River to Sandy Ground corridor to be closed for road works

Date Published: 
09 Jul 2021

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Effective Monday, July 12, 2021, the main road between Sandy Ground and Black River, St. Elizabeth will be closed to vehicular traffic. The stretch of road will be closed in the vicinity of the Hotel Pontio and the entrance to the Black River High School.


Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency, NWA Howard Hendriks says the stretch of road will be closed for five days and is expected to be reopened on Saturday, July 17, 2021.


Mr. Hendriks explains that the closure is to facilitate rehabilitative work on the corridor, that has seen extensive excavation to facilitate pipe-laying works. The road work is to be undertaken over a one-month period and include the removal of poor sub-grade material, construction of drainage features, base strengthening and laying of an Asphaltic Concrete surface.  


During the five – day period of closure, persons travelling westerly from the direction of Black River towards Sandy Ground will be detoured onto Exchange Drive, then left onto Lovers Lane through the New Town community, then onto West Street, exiting onto the main road to Sandy Ground. The reverse obtains for persons travelling from the direction of Sandy Ground towards Black River.


Motorists are being reminded to obey the instructions of flag - persons and posted warning signs during the period of the works.