The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists to plan for delays when traveling along Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Mary Brown’s Corner and Hillman Road. This is as a result of pipe laying works that are now underway in that area, and which has effectively narrowed the roadway. The works are expected to last for the next three weeks.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the pipe laying works are being carried out as part of the overall improvement of Constant Spring Road. He says the current works, which cover an area of over 1.5 kilometres, are being done near the centre of the existing thoroughfare and will severely curtail traffic flow in the area.
To avoid undue delays during the period of the works, motorists can take one of several alternate routes. These include: Mannings Hill Road through Cassava Piece or Constant Spring Grove on the western side or through Barbican, Shortwood Road, Cherry Gardens and Norbrook Drive on the eastern side of Constant Spring Road.
The NWA is also advising motorists to approach the Knutsford Boulevard / Trafalgar road intersection in New Kingston with caution as the traffic signals at the location are currently out of service. The lights malfunctioned yesterday morning (July 4) following a fire which destroyed the control cabinet and cables. The NWA’s Traffic Management Unit is currently working to have the signals repaired in the shortest possible time.