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Traffic Restrictions To Be Implemented In The Bog Walk Gorge

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Effective Monday, August 16, 2010, the National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing major changes to the flow of traffic through the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine.

Starting next Monday, only south bound vehicles (those heading towards Spanish Town) will be allowed through the Gorge, between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am on weekdays. Between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on weekdays, only north bound vehicles (those heading towards Bog Walk) will be allowed through access. Two – way traffic will be allowed at all other times.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the changes are being implemented for a period of six months, until January 2011, in order to facilitate the major pipe laying activity now being undertaken by the National Water Commission (NWC).

During the period of restricted access to the Gorge, motorists are advised to use the alternative routes through Sligoville or Barry.

The NWA/NWC are advising extreme caution while traversing all the corridors and suggests that posted warning signs, the instructions of flag persons and the police be observed.

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