Work begins on East-West Arterial

The National Roads Authority has begun work to install a concrete barrier on the central meridian along the East-West Arterial between the Red Bay roundabout and the Dr. Tomlinson roundabout.

Preliminary work is already under way, according the roads authority, but the major works begin Thursday, starting with the east-bound lane.

The NRA says it expects to finish the work on Friday, Feb. 19, adding that “little disruption of the traffic flow is expected.” Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, with some possible work at the weekends.

Once the Red Bay project is complete, according to the NRA, the next project will be enhancements along Bobby Thompson Way. There is also initial work under way to prepare to convert the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes.