More changes to Mandela Highway

October 19, 2018
When upgrading work is completed on the Mandela Highway, it will become a six-lane corridor.

Another phase of traffic changes is to be implemented along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, starting this Saturday.

The change, which will last for a minimum of eight weeks, will affect traffic travelling towards Spanish Town, specifically the section of the corridor in the vicinity of the Six Miles Overpass.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, said that westbound traffic will be detoured on to a bailey bridge that has been installed n the vicinity of the Overpass.

He said that movement along the highway, where it intersects Spanish Town Road and Washington Boulevard, will be controlled by a newly installed, temporary traffic signal.

Shaw said that motor vehicles exiting Washington Boulevard will keep to the right to pass through the bailey bridge on to a newly constructed section of roadway then continue on to the Mandela Highway in the vicinity of Tom Cringle Drive.

The same will obtain for vehicles exiting Spanish Town Road. Both flows will be regulated by the traffic signals.

The changes are to facilitate the construction of the last major structure under the Mandela Highway improvement works. The old metal structure over the Duhaney River is to be replaced by a concrete box culvert.