Emergency Work for Mandela Highway


The National Works Agency (NWA) will this evening commence emergency repair works to sections of the Mandela Highway in Kingston that were recently damaged by rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the work which will be undertaken over the next five days involves the milling of badly rutted sections of the corridor. These sections will then be repaved.
He says the work will commence on the east bound carriage-way and will take in the area between the Six Miles Overpass and Caymanas Crossing. Mr. Shaw says if the weather allows, the NWA intends to start the repaving process in the worst affected areas by the end of tomorrow.
Resulting from the planned works, Mr. Shaw is advising motorists, especially those heading into Kingston from the direction of Spanish Town to expect some delays over the next two days.
In the meantime, the NWA has commenced the second phase of its response to damage caused by Tropical Storm Nicole. One hundred million dollars have been allocated through the Road Maintenance Fund to carry-out work on the worst affected corridors across the island. The programme will see selected roadways in all parishes being patched.

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