The National Works Agency (NWA) will this week ramp up activities in the Barbican area with a view to improving the flow of traffic. Additional sections of the corridor are expected to be paved over the next week, starting on Tuesday.
According to Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, starting on Tuesday, March 6, three sections of the roadway will be targeted for the ramped up activities. These are the northern side of Barbican Road, between Birdsucker Lane and Jacks Hill Road; the eastern side of East Kings House Road, between the entrance to the Fontana Pharmacy and the Traffic Lights and in the Centre of Barbican Square itself.
Mr. Shaw says some 480 meters of Asphaltic Concrete paving will be done in the areas over the next seven days, starting on Tuesday.
In order to facilitate the planned works, access to a section of East Kings House Road will be restricted for vehicles travelling along Barbican Road from the direction of Jacks Hill Road. Motorists seeking to access East Kings House Road from the direction of Jacks Hill are being advised to use Salisbury Avenue, then onto Paddington Terrace to exit onto East Kings House Road.
The changes are not expected to affect motorists travelling from the direction of Birdsucker Lane towards Jacks Hill Road. The traffic changes will be implemented, starting at Midday on Tuesday.
Access will be maintained to business establishments which adjoin the work areas with the establishment of slip lanes. Flag persons will also be deployed to assist in directing the flow of traffic.