More traffic changes for Three Miles

Monday, September 10, 2018

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The National Works Agency (NWA) has announced further traffic changes as a result of the road improvement project currently being carried out in the Three Miles area.

In a statement released yesterday the agency said Mahoe Drive — one of the likely alternatives for people wishing to bypass the Three Miles work zone — will function as a one-way corridor. It will take traffic heading from the direction of Olympic Way and facilitate exiting on Hagley Park Road.

Meanwhile, Hagley Park Road between the location of the bridge works and the intersection of Waltham Park Road will be reconfigured to take three lanes of traffic — two lanes from the direction of Mahoe Drive, and a single lane heading towards Three Miles.

On Friday the agency advised that the Three Miles intersection would be closed to through traffic, meaning movement from the direction of Six Miles towards downtown Kingston through Three Miles is now restricted, and traffic is not allowed to enter Spanish Town Road from Hagley Park Road.

Instead, motorists heading towards Six Miles from the direction of downtown Kingston along Spanish Town Road are asked to use Waltham Park Road, Bay Farm Road and Penwood Road, exiting at Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of Amalgamated Distributors.

The opposite would obtain for those travelling from Six Miles, along Spanish Town Road, towards downtown Kingston.

The closure is expected to last for the next eight months, the NWA said.

A double-tier overpass bridge is being constructed at Three Miles as part of the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project. The work, which includes the widening of the road from two to four lanes and the installation of new sewer, water and storm water drainage features, is valued at US$56.5 million. The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2019.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw is advising motorists to plan their routes ahead of time to reduce delays.

In the meantime, Shaw says the NWA and the police will continue to monitor the changes in the traffic arrangements to determine the level of efficiency. As a result, he said additional changes cannot be ruled out.

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