The National Roads Authority is urging motorists to drive with caution while work on widening a section of the Linford Pierson Highway occurs.

The roadwork covers about a mile, from the Silver Oaks roundabout, near the First Assembly of God Church, to the intersection with Agnes Way.

During this month, NRA workers are widening the sub-base of the road, mainly the section from the Silver Oaks Roundabout to Halifax Drive on the south side of the roadway.

While the NRA, in a press release, stated that it expected minimal traffic interruptions during this phase, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution, and be on the lookout for heavy trucks and equipment entering and exiting the main road.

The NRA’s widening project, according to the press release, is expected to provide an increase in vehicle capacity and reduction in traffic congestion during the peak hours of the morning and evening.

According to past NRA traffic count records, in 2003 the Linford Pierson Highway accommodated some 13,800 vehicles per day. In 2009 traffic volume averaged 18,100 cars per day, and in February this year, daily traffic increased to approximately 19,350 vehicles.

Over recent weeks, some land-clearing and minor works have begun along the roadway.

The road-widening project will also include the relocation of CUC poles and Water Authority mains.

For more information, call 946-7780 or email the National Roads Authority at [email protected]

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