Motorists, Brace for Road Closures As Defective Bridge in Barbican to be Replaced


A defective bridge along Liguanea Avenue in Barbican, St. Andrew is to be replaced, with work starting next month.

The National Works Agency, NWA, says the new bridge is to cost $26.5 million.

NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the work will also see the road widened to two lanes.

The sidewalks and kerb walls will also be refurbished.

Mr. Shaw is alerting motorists and residents that the old bridge will have to be demolished, so the road will have to be closed to facilitate the project.

In the meantime, traffic will be diverted to Hope Road, Barbican Road, Paddington Terrace, East Kings House Road, Kings House Avenue and Sandhurst Crescent.

The NWA says the Liguanea Avenue project is one of several of bridges they’re fixing to reduce the number of bad bridges it has by 1% per year.

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