Princess Street, Slipe Pen Road intersection to close for a week
Starting Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m., the Princess Street/Slipe Pen Road intersection in downtown Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the Kingston Public Hospital.
The closure will last for seven days.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA) Stephen Shaw, says the closure is to facilitate critical drainage improvement works in the vicinity of the hospital. He said a storm water drain will be repaired and a defective lateral drain grating will be removed and replaced.
Shaw explained that the works are being carried out to prevent the grating from falling into further disrepair and is being treated as a matter of urgency in the interest of public safety.
The project, valued at J$1.5 million is part of a larger $20 million drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken by the NWA in Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.
Motorists are being advised to use alternate routes during the closure, and to obey all posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons.