Major rehabilitative works have commenced along Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew. The works which commenced on Monday, February 12, will be confined to the verges of the roadway, in the early stages, and is not expected to directly impact traffic at this time. The construction is currently in the vicinity of the Constant Spring Golf Club.
Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says that four kilometres of the roadway, between Red Hills Road’s intersection with Eastwood Park Road to Manor Park, will be reconstructed over the next fourteen (14) months. He says that among the benefits at the completion of the project will be the:
- Widening of the roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, with sidewalks and concrete median;
- Construction of right turning lanes at select intersections;
- Improved intersections with upgraded and new traffic signals and pedestrian facilities;
- Widening of Manor Park Gully Bridge to accommodate two lanes;
- Spot improvements at the junction of Old Stony Hill Road and Long Lane, as well as at Stillwell Road;
- Construction of bus laybys;
- Improvement of storm water drainage systems; and
- Improvement of NWC water mains and sewage systems.
Mr. Shaw says that, during the construction phase of the project, the road will be kept open and the number of travel lanes that now exist will be maintained for the duration of the project, with traffic diversions from time to time.
He says that, while there will be some inconveniences during the project, motorists can expect, at the end of the project an improvement in travel time along the corridor and controlled intersections and concrete barriers which are expected to eliminate conflict points.
The public will be kept updated as the project progresses but Mr. Shaw is reminding motorists that delays cannot be avoided. Persons are therefore being advised to make travel plans bearing in mind the likely impact of the works over the next fourteen months.