NWA secures tow truck for Mandela Highway

Friday, April 20, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has engaged the services of a tow truck company, as well as the police, along the Mandela Highway, in a bid to improve the travelling experience along the thoroughfare.

In a release today, NWA said this service has become necessary in light of the frequent occurrences of vehicles becoming disabled along the roadway, contributing to delays.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said that the tow service is only being engaged to remove the broken down vehicles out of the driving lanes, so that they are not impeding traffic.

As such, the motor vehicle owner would thereafter be responsible for removing the vehicle to any other location.

He said that checks with the police have revealed that in the majority of the cases where motor vehicles become immobile on the corridor, it is as a result of them running out of fuel.

Persons are therefore being advised to ensure that they have adequate fuel to complete their journey.

Shaw has also reminded motorists that Mandela Highway is still a construction zone and that as long as this is the case the speed limit is 40 kilometres per hour.

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