Thieves Make Off With Wire that Powers Traffic Signals at Mandela Highway and North/South Toll Entrance

Date Published: 
26 Jan 2021

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the traffic signals, located at the intersection of the Mandela Highway and the North / South Toll Entrance is currently out of service. This is due to the theft of approximately 130 metres of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo) wire that provides electricity to the traffic signal cabinet.


Manager of Communication and Customer Services, Stephen Shaw says that signal technicians from the NWA, upon inspection, realized that the JPS’ twisted wire that supplies power to the cabinet via the pothead was missing. He says the NWA has since made a report to the JPSCo regarding the matter.


Mr. Shaw further states that this is the second time that this has occurred at the location as two years ago the JPS wire that powers the traffic signals was stolen. He is advising motorists to exercise extreme caution when approaching the location and to pay extra attention to pedestrians who may be using the area.