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  • Effective tomorrow (Friday, January 28), a section of the Negril main road, in Westmoreland, will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.
  • “As a result of this closure, motorists travelling from Negril towards Sheffield are being advised to use the Red Ground and Whitehall roadways. The reverse will obtain for motorists travelling from the opposite direction,” she explained.
  • Motorists are being advised to obey the posted warning signals and instructions of flag persons.

Effective tomorrow (Friday, January 29), a section of the Negril main road, in Westmoreland, will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice.

Community Relations Officer for the National Works Agency (NWA), Western Region, Janel Ricketts, told JIS News that the closure is to facilitate pipe laying activities associated with the multimillion dollar rehabilitation project, which is now underway along the Negril to Sheffield roadway.

“As a result of this closure, motorists travelling from Negril towards Sheffield are being advised to use the Red Ground and Whitehall roadways. The reverse will obtain for motorists travelling from the opposite direction,” she explained.

The closure will affect the section of the corridor in the vicinity of its intersection with the Red Ground roadway, and will extend from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

The Sheffield to Negril roadway is being rehabilitated at a cost of approximately $255 million, with funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).

Motorists are being advised to obey the posted warning signals and instructions of flag persons.