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  • NWA has selected 34 corridors in Kingston and St. Andrew to carry out Hot Mix patching.
  • Patching began on Thursday, November 14, 2013 and is expected to be completed within two months.
  • The selected corridors are quite busy and motorists who use these roadways should expect delays.

The National Works Agency (NWA) has selected 34 corridors in Kingston and St. Andrew to carry out Hot Mix patching. Patching began on Thursday, November 14, 2013 and is expected to be completed within two months.

In Kingston eight corridors are being addressed, where approximately 2,150 square metres of patching is being undertaken. Included in the roads being addressed are Barry Street, Orange Street, Elleston Road, Michael Manley Boulevard, Marcus Garvey Drive and National the Heroes Circle.

Twenty-nine corridors in St. Andrew have been selected for patching. Among the corridors are Balmoral Avenue, Red Hills Road, Woodglen Drive, Washington Boulevard, Grants Pen Road, Elizabeth Avenue, Duhaney Drive, Waltham Park Road, Constant Spring Road, Lady Musgrave Road, Hagley Park Road and Ken Hill Drive.

Over 4,000 square metres of patching will be carried out along these roadways.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw says, the selected corridors are quite busy and motorists who use these roadways should expect delays, especially now that we are approaching the Christmas period. Mr. Shaw is advising motorists to use alternative routes of their choice.

These Hot Mix patching projects are expected to be completed by the end of January 2014 as activities will be suspended during the Christmas/New Year period. The programme is expected to cost just under $19 million.

Motorists are advised to obey posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons while patching in progress.