The National Works Agency (NWA) has extended the closure of the Trenton Road/Paisley Avenue intersection in May Pen, Clarendon to facilitate continuing pipe-laying works under the Paisley to Guinep Tree road improvement project.
The activities which started today (January 28) will go on for another five days. It will involve trenching across the roadway to install higher-capacity 8-inch water mains. As such vehicular traffic will be restricted from entering the town of May Pen from either Trenton Road or Paisley Avenue during the period of works.
Until the roadway is reopened on Saturday, February 2, the motoring public is being advised to use the established alternative routes via the Bustamante Highway, Glenmuir Road and Anderson Drive when entering the town. The reverse obtains when leaving the town. Hazard Drive and Trenton Road may be used to get on to the Bustamante Highway when travelling from Paisley or Chateau.
Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says this current bit of work ties up a larger water supply improvement project, involving the upgrading of some 1.7 kilometers of pipelines, which serve the communities of Chateau and Paisley. He says this is one of a number of projects under the current Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) on which the NWA is collaborating with the National Water Commission to improve service supply and infrastructure in some communities.
The affected road surface will be reinstated following the completion of works.