04 Dec 2018
The National Works Agency (NWA) will today (Tuesday, December 4) begin a one-month drainage improvement project at the Spanish Town Road/Pennwood Road intersection in St. Andrew. The primary works involve the replacement of a defective drain grating at the intersection. Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the activities which will begin with critical concrete works will see the intersection being reduced intermittently to single lane traffic as the project will be implemented in two phases. He explains that the receiving left lane on Pennwood Road will be closed for approximately two weeks to allow for the curing of the concrete and following the installation of the grating, the left lane will be closed for similar works to be done. Mr. Shaw says while flag persons will be on site to manage the flow of traffic when the concrete is being poured, motorists are expected to be guided by the traffic signals and posted warning signs during the period the single-lane is in place. The NWA recently completed a similar grating replacement project at Coburn Avenue, also along Spanish Town Road and is slated to undertake similar works at Henley Road and Diamond Avenue along the corridor. The Pennwood Road project is valued at $3 million dollars and along with the works to come form 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.