Be care­ful!

NWA urges mo­torists to ex­er­cise cau­tion when us­ing Broadgate road­way

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH -

THE NA­TIONAL Works Agency (NWA) has ad­vised mo­torists to ex­er­cise cau­tion in us­ing the Broadgate main road in St Mary. This warn­ing has come against the back­ground of se­ri­ous earth move­ments along a sec­tion of the em­bank­ment that forms the road. The road is part of what is re­ferred to as the Junc­tion Road, which links Kingston to the north coast.

Man­ager, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Cus­tomer Ser­vices at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says that the earth move­ments have caused a sec­tion of the road, near the West­more­land Bridge, to par­tially col­lapse.

He says the area is prone to earth move­ments and that signs that were placed at the lo­ca­tion have been stolen. Shaw says that the NWA will be re­plac­ing the signs, and is urg­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to as­sist in en­sur­ing that they re­main in place.

In the mean­time, NWA team mem­bers are now car­ry­ing out clear­ing and clean­ing ex­er­cises in ar­eas of ru­ral St An­drew which were im­pacted by land­slides on the week­end.

Shaw says that the road­ways from Hall’s De­light to West­phalia, Guava Ridge to Sil­ver Hill Gap and Pap­ine to Red­light dis­trict are now get­ting at­ten­tion. The cor­ri­dors had been re­opened, af­ter be­ing blocked by land­slides and boul­ders, but re­quired fur­ther work to have them fully ac­ces­si­ble by mo­tor ve­hi­cles.


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