The National Works Agency NWA is advising motorists who use the Portmore Toll Road and Marcus Garvey Drive that they will experience delays as the agency implements traffic changes in the 3 Miles work zone.
In an advisory the NWA said the delays will be due to the transporting and installing of concrete girders on the overpass bridges being constructed at the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew. The NWA says girders, which are 100 feet, are currently being stored at the nearby port and will begin being transported and installed starting today, December 30 and will continue for three months.
The agency says traffic will be disrupted to facilitate the exercise.
To minimise the disruption, the NWA says the transportation and installation works will be carried out between the hours of 10:00 a.m and midday and again at 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m daily. The exercise will also impact traffic along Chesterfield Drive.
Manager, Communication at the NWA Stephen Shaw explained that the girders will be transported from the port, passing through a section of the toll road, then onto a section Marcus Garvey Drive and then to the construction zone in Three Miles. Vehicular movement will be restricted during the exercise.
Shaw further explained that effort will be made to minimise the length of the traffic delays along the two major roadways, noting that the exercise is highly technical and dangerous, necessitating the restriction of vehicular and pedestrian movement in the work zone.
The work at Portia Simpson Miller Square forms part of the project to improve Hagley Park Road and is being done at a cost of US$53 million.