Work on major highways nearing end, with motorists and residents asked to observe closures

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This week, as work nears completion on two of the country’s major highways, marking of the Friars Hill Road will continue and work will intensify on the Sir George Walter Highway.

Motorists are being advised, therefore, that a section of the Sir George Walter Highway to the Sir Sidney Walling Highway will be closed.

However, “local access will be maintained for the duration of this closure and there will be business as usual,” an official reassures.

Persons who operate businesses in that area and their customers, as well as residents accessing their homes, are asked to enter from the northern end of the closure, located at the junction of Dee’s Service Station (Rubis).

Further road works in Phase 2B will continue this week between Mi Casa Imports Ltd. and the Factory Road junction. The work, which began Sept. 21, will continue for two weeks until Oct. 3.

Meanwhile, road works will continue in Phase 3F on Friars Hill Road, between St. John’s and Cross Streets. And, according to officials, “there are plans to undertake general earthworks and paving at the junction with YMCA.”

During this time, local access will be maintained and business owners, customers and residents should access their places from the northern end of the closure; that is, the Dickenson Bay Street junction.

It was noted that line-marking work will continue in Phase 1A of the project between the junction at Cedar Grove to Sincere Drive, beginning today, Sept. 21, and running for one week.

Motorists are being admonished to exercise extreme caution while work is being undertaken in these areas.

“Road users are urged to be mindful that closures are put in place as a safety measure,” officials note.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. AGAIN I ASK WHY IS THE INSISTENCE ON MARKING THE ROAD WITH A PAINT THAT WILL EASILY WASHED OUT. IS THERE SOMEONE BENEFITING BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THERE IS A NEAR PERMANENT SOLUTION TO THIS. LOOK AT WHAT OBTAINS IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES AND THE USA. THEY USE A PUTTY LIKE MIXTURE TO MARK ROADS. WHY IS THIS NOT DONE IN ANTIGUA AND DONT PROVIDE ME WITH NO LAME EXCUSE ABOUT ASPHALT TYPE.

    • Its called thermoplastic paint. Its a material thats heated to a liquid then used to mark the roads. It lasts a very long time, not like these crap they use from Leewind Paints.

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