Friday 14 August, 2020

Princess Street/Slipe Pen Rd intersection to be closed for seven days

Effective Friday, the intersection at Princess Street and Slipe Pen Road in downtown Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that the closure will last for seven days.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw said the closure is to facilitate critical drainage improvement works in the vicinity of the hospital. He explained that a storm water drain will be repaired and a defective lateral drain grating will be removed and replaced.

Shaw said the works are being carried out to prevent the grating from falling into further disrepair and is being treated as a matter of urgency in the interest of public safety.

The project, which is valued at $1.5 million, is part of a larger $20-million drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken by the NWA in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew and St Thomas.

Motorists are being advised to use alternative routes during the closure, and to obey all posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons.

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