Starting at 1 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, April 11), the section of the Old Harbour main road in the vicinity of the Church Pen Cemetery, in St. Catherine will be restricted to single lane.
This is to allow for continuing works on the construction of a box culvert at the location. According to the National Works Agency’s (NWA) Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, works will be undertaken to remove a temporary pipe culvert, which was used to divert the channel’s flow.
Mr. Shaw explains that as part of the process, the roadway will be excavated and as such, motorists travelling both to and from Old Harbour will be diverted onto an existing single lane detour road. He says flag persons will be at the location to properly direct motorists who are being urged to obey their instructions as well as that of the posted warning and directional signs.
The entire activity should be completed ahead of the morning peak traffic.
The drainage improvement project, which commenced at the Church Pen Cemetery and Muslim Mosque locations along Old Harbour Road late last year, includes the widening of existing box culverts to improve storm water flow and create safer access for motorists and pedestrians.
The works at the Church Pen Cemetery site is now 70% complete and is expected to be delivered in early June. The $82 million-dollar initiative is being implemented under the larger National Jamaica Disaster Vulnerability Project.