MANDEVILLE — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that at 5 p.m. Friday April 15, the May Pen Railway Bridge, Main Street, Clarendon, will be closed to pedestrian traffic until Monday (April 18) at 6 a.m.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NWA, Patrick Wong, has advised that repair work on the bridge has started, and heavy equipment will be used over the weekend. As a result, the bridge has been closed to effect repairs. The work will take about six weeks to complete.
He said that it is another Jamaica Infrastructure Development Programme (JDIP) project.
“We will do the necessary repairs, so that we can maintain, at least, pedestrian traffic, but the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for, at least, six weeks,” Mr. Wong disclosed
Motorist travelling from the direction of Mineral’s Heights or Palmers’s Cross towards the town centre should use the alternative route – Chenton Road, Bustamante Highway, Glenmuir Road, Anderson Drive. The reverse obtains for motorists travelling from the town centre towards Mineral Heights or Palmer’s Cross.
By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS Reporter