10-hour closure of Mountain View Ave, Windward Road today
The National Works Agency (NWA) has signalled that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for 10 hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. today.
According to manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, the intersection will be closed to facilitate National Water Commission (NWC) pipe-laying works.
He said that the pipe-laying works are being done as part of a collaborative road development project being undertaken along Windward Road that was implemented in February.
Resulting from the closure, traffic will be prohibited from passing through the intersection, along Windward Road. Motorists will also not be able to make a left turn from Mountain View Avenue on to Windward Road or right turns from Windward Road on to Mountain View Avenue.
Motorists wishing to access Windward Road from Mountain View Avenue can turn left on to Cartridge Road then right on to Range Crescent, turn right on to Norman Terrace continuing on to Windward Road. The opposite would maintain for persons travelling from Windward Road. Persons may also opt to use Ellis Avenue.
Shaw said the project, which was implemented between Mountain View Avenue and Rockfort, will see the installation of water lines, the relocation of Jamaica Public Service poles and the reconstruction of 1.25 kilometres of the roadway, to include improved drainage.
The road component of the project, which was implemented as part of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme, is valued at $141 million dollars while the NWC component is being undertaken at a cost of $35 million.
The traffic signals at the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and Windward Road will also be improved under the project.