JIS News

Effective Thursday, January 13, 2011, the National Works Agency (NWA) will be re- implementing major changes to the flow of traffic through the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine.  The changes are being re-implemented in order to allow for the continuation of the pipe laying activities by the National Water Commission (NWC).

Starting Thursday, the permanent traffic signals at the Flat Bridge will be decommissioned. Movement across the bridge will be directed by flag-persons associated with the pipe-laying exercise, as well as temporary traffic signals. This arrangement is expected to last for a period of two weeks and will form part of the tidal flow that will be re-introduced.

As of Thursday, only south bound vehicles (those heading towards Spanish Town) will be allowed through the Gorge, between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am on weekdays. Between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on weekdays, only north bound vehicles (those heading towards Bog Walk) will be allowed through access.   Two – way traffic will be allowed at all other times.

During the period of restricted access to the Gorge, motorists are advised to use the alternative routes through Sligoville or Barry.

The NWA/NWC are advising extreme caution while traversing all the corridors and suggests that posted warning signs, the instructions of flag persons and the police be observed.