KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Chesterfield Drive extension road in St Andrew to bypass the Three Miles intersection is now fully in service, the National Works Agency (NWA) has announced.
The new roadway, which takes motorists from the Chesterfield Drive/Penwood Road intersection off Spanish Town Road to Marcus Garvey Drive, was officially opened to traffic at approximately 7:00 pm on Sunday (December 2).
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Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw said that motorists were allowed on to the roadway a few hours later than planned as the technical crews ensured that all the works required to make the roadway safe for use were adequately completed.
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The roadway, which accommodates two-way traffic, has been signalised at two new locations â” Pacific Boulevard and Marcus Garvey Drive — to effectively manage the increase in traffic. The road is marked to guide motorists’ transition from the major thoroughfares of Spanish Town Road and Marcus Garvey Drive and is outfitted with the requisite road and safety signs, the NWA stated in a release. <p? Meanwhile, Shaw cautioned motorists to obey the roadway’s posted speed limit of 50 kmh and to use the Bailey bridges, located close to the Marcus Garvey access, as intended.
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He explained that while two lanes of traffic are able to turn on to Marcus Garvey Drive from Chesterfield Drive, the bridge along the eastbound lane is designed to accommodate only one-lane of traffic at a time while the bridge along the westbound lane carries two-lanes of traffic