Saturday 8 August, 2020

Road work forces closure of Windward Road/Mountain View intersection

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised motorists that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue in Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, August 19.

The closure will be for 10 hours, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said the intersection will be closed to facilitate National Water Commission (NWC) pipe-laying works.

Shaw said the pipe-laying works are being done as part of a collaborative road development project being undertaken along Windward Road that was implemented in February.

Resulting from the closure, traffic will be prohibited from passing through the intersection, along Windward Road. Motorists will also not be able to make a left turn from Mountain View Avenue onto Windward Road or right turns from Windward Road onto Mountain View Avenue.

Motorists wishing to access Windward Road from Mountain View Avenue can turn left onto Cartridge Road, then right onto Range Crescent, turn right onto Norman Terrace, and continuing onto Windward Road. The opposite would apply to persons travelling from Windward Road. Persons may also opt to use Ellis Avenue.

Shaw said the project, which was implemented between Mountain View Avenue and Rockfort, will see the installation of water lines, the relocation of Jamaica Public Service (JPS) poles, and the reconstruction of 1.25 kilometres of the roadway, including improved drainage.

The road component of the project, which was implemented as part of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), is valued at $141 million, while the NWC component is being undertaken at a cost of $35 million.

The traffic signals at the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and Windward Road will also be improved under the project.

The NWA has advised affected persons to obey the instructions of flag persons and to exercise caution while travelling within the construction zone.

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