Road work progresses

The National Roads Authority advises the public that reconstruction work on Shamrock Road, in the Spotts area between Spotts Newlands Road and Old Prospect Road, is now in its final stages.

The work area of the latest phase comprises a just under two-mile-stretch and entails rebuilding the second westbound lane which was damaged by Hurricane Ivan, and extending this westbound lane down to Spotts Newlands Road, states a GIS press release.

During this project there will be some centre line/lane obstruction due to the shifting of the centre line to accommodate the additional west bound lane. Work is therefore scheduled to take place between the end of the morning rush hour and the start of the evening commute.

Deputy Managing Director of the NRA, Edward Howard, confirms that construction of the second westbound lane is part of the larger programme to alleviate congestion: ‘This project, along with the Hirst/Shamrock road intersection improvements, is designed to pull traffic through the Savannah/Newlands area, all the way to Old Prospect Road,’ he explains.

Some traffic control may be necessary, but there will be no redirection of traffic for this project. Motorists are accordingly cautioned to take extra care when passing construction areas.

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