06 Nov 2018
Effective tomorrow, Wednesday November 7, the Princess Street/North Street intersection in Downtown Kingston, located across from the entrance gate of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure, which will come into effect at 9 a.m., will last for seven (7) days. Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the closure is to facilitate critical drainage improvement works in the vicinity of the hospital. He says a storm water drain will be repaired and a defective lateral drain grating will be removed and replaced. Mr. Shaw explains that 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 valued at approximately 1.8 million dollars is part of a larger 20 million-dollar drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken by the NWA in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Thomas. During the period of closure, motorists travelling on Slipe Pen Road towards Downtown Kingston can continue along Princess Street and turn left onto Beeston Street. Motorists are also being advised to obey posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons.