Effective tomorrow evening, the National Works Agency (NWA) will be closing sections of Orange Street in Downtown Kingston. The corridor will be closed at intervals to allow for repair works.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the project will take in the section of Orange Street between Harbour Street and Slipe Road.
The work will be undertaken at nights in order to minimize delays and inconveniences to business operators and commuters Downtown. The roadway will be closed in the vicinity of the works at 7 pm each day and reopens at 5 the following morning.
Mr. Shaw says between November 25 and December 15, the contractors working on the Agency’s behalf will be milling (removal of old asphalt) badly deteriorated sections and then repaving. The scope of the works also includes repairs to the sidewalks and curbs. These aspects of the work are slated to be done in January next year.
The work to be undertaken forms part of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme’s (JDIP) periodic maintenance component, which is being implemented island-wide at a cost of over half a billion dollars.
Mr. Shaw says under the programme, East, West, North and South Parades will also be getting similar attention.