Access to Spanish Town Road from Marcus Garvey Drive to be restricted this Sunday

September 06, 2019

National Works Agency’s (NWA) has advised that access to Spanish Town Road from Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston will be restricted for up to nine hours this Sunday, September 8.

The NWA said that a section of the roadway will be closed between Chesterfield Drive and the Majesty Gardens access to facilitate the relocation of JPSCo service poles. As a result motorists will not be able to access Portia Simpson Miller Square from Marcus Garvey Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stephen Shaw, the NWA's communication and customer services manager, says the poles are being relocated to achieve the proper width of the ground level road, which will take motorists from Marcus Garvey Drive to Portia Simpson Miller Square. He said that all ground-level driving surfaces in the vicinity of the overpasses at Portia Simpson Miller Square are currently prepared for the first layer of asphalt, an activity which scheduled for next week.

During the period of restriction, motorists may continue to access Spanish Town Road via Chesterfield Drive or use other suitable alternative routes including East Avenue. Access to the higher overpass, which takes vehicular traffic from Marcus Garvey Drive towards Hagley Park Road will not be affected by the planned activity.