Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Dislocations to come as Hagley Park Road widening project begins

Motorists traversing the Corporate Area are being advised to brace for some traffic changes in the Three Miles area of St Andrew, as major technical work is set to begin there.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the work is an important precursor to the plans to reconstruct Hagley Park Road from Three Miles to Half-Way Tree.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said that as part of the plan to widen Hagley Park Road to accommodate four lanes of traffic, bridges are to be built at Three Miles.

Shaw said the technical work that is to begin in the Three Miles area will see a number of holes being dug as part of the agency’s fieldwork before the final approvals are given for the bridges that are to be built. The work is to ascertain the strength of the ground, which will then help to inform the engineers on the approach to be undertaken for the works in the area.

A contract valued at US$56.5 million was recently approved by Cabinet for the works along Hagley Park Road. The works will include the installation of new traffic signals, turning lanes, construction of median barriers, and road markings.

A significant feature will be the construction of two overpasses to facilitate a non-stop traffic flow through Three Miles from Half-Way Tree and along Spanish Town Road.

Shaw said the geo-technical work in relation to the bridges will commence on Friday, March 9, and should be completed within one month. Work under the contract is slated to follow soon after.

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