Friday 5 June, 2020

Three Miles interests cry out at the closure of the intersection

A section of the bridge works in progress at the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew.

A section of the bridge works in progress at the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew.

The National Works Agency’s (NWA) scheduled closure of the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew on Sunday, which is expected to last for at least the next eight months, to facilitate bridge and road works in the area, is intended to realise overall improvements with the flow of traffic through the busy intersection.

Work started earlier this year to erect two bridges, among other infrastructure, and this has come at great inconvenience to those who have to traverse the thoroughfare regularly, from motor vehicle operators to bicycle riders and even pedestrians.

The development is part of three separate major roadwork projects being undertaken simultaneously by the Government, with the Constant Spring Road and Mandela Highway corridors being the others.

In addition, there are other smaller ongoing infrastructural projects on stream across the Corporate Area, which are further compounding the overall traffic challenges within the city.

Three Miles intersection, however, has a lot of residential and commercial activities around the construction site, which will all be further affected by the eight-month closure.

Watch the video below as a Loop News team of reporter Job Nelson and videographer Marlon Reid visited the intersection on Saturday to get on-the-spot viewpoints on the closure from those who live, work or operate businesses in and around the area.


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