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Gordon Town Road in St Andrew to be closed for repairs

Friday, September 22, 2017

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ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that a section of Gordon Town Road, located just outside Papine Square in St Andrew, will be closed on Sunday.

According to a release from the NWA today, the closure, which will be between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, is to facilitate repairs to a culvert that has been damaged.

NWA's Manager of Communication and Customer Services, Stephen Shaw, said an existing concrete culvert which had been damaged will be removed.

NWA said it will be replaced by a high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe culvert. The cost of the project is just under $2 million.

Shaw explained that HDPE pipe culverts have proven to be more resilient than concrete ones, which have been known to shift in their foundation resulting in erosion beneath the roadway and ultimately the failure of the roadway. He says that once replaced the new culvert is expected to have a longer lifespan than the previous one.

NWA advised that during the closure, motorists can use either Rocky Road, which runs behind the University of Technology (UTECH) or Tavern Crescent as alternate routes. Motorists and pedestrians are also being advised to obey the instructions of flag persons and posted warning signs.

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