Monday 21 May, 2018

NWA rehabilitating alternative roads to the Three Miles intersection

A technical outline of what the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew will look like upon completion of the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project.

A technical outline of what the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew will look like upon completion of the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that several roadways in Kingston are now being upgraded as works associated with the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project in St Andrew is ramped up.

The NWA said the rehabilitation of the roadways, which will be the main alternative routes to the Three Miles intersection during the project, will be completed over the course of the next two weeks.

According to Stephen Shaw, the Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, as the bridge works continue at the intersection, the possibility of sections of Three Miles becoming inaccessible are now highly probable.

Shaw said in preparation for this possibility, eight road sections have been identified for repairs, much of which have already started and should be completed by Labour Day, May 23.

The communications manager said the repairs will include some excavation and removal of the road surfaces, which will be repaved with asphaltic concrete.

The roadways which will be involved include East Avenue, Development Road, Bell Road, Little Bell Road, Mahoe Drive and a section of White Wing Avenue, all within close proximity to Hagley Park Road.

As the work progresses, repair works will also be undertaken along Maxfield Avenue and Bay Farm Road.

Shaw said the NWA is also contemplating making several other changes to traffic movements in Kingston as part of efforts to reduce the impact of the multiple road work projects on the travelling public.

He said among the discussions now being had are plans to signalise some intersections, and to change the flow of traffic on some corridors. Restriction in movement is also likely to be implemented along some roadways.

In the meantime, the NWA is urging road users to exercise caution in the affected areas while the work is under way. Motorists are also being reminded to obey flag persons and the posted warning signs.

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