KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of tomorrow the Princess Street/Slipe Pen Road intersection in downtown Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).
The National Works Agency (NWA) says the closure, which will come into effect at 9:00am, will last for seven days.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said that the closure is to facilitate critical drainage improvement works in the vicinity of the hospital. He said that a storm water drain will be repaired and a defective lateral drain grating will be removed and replaced.
Shaw explained that the works are being carried out to prevent the grating from falling into further disrepair and is being treated as a matter of urgency in the interest of public safety.
The project valued at $1.5 million is part of a larger $20-million drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken by the NWA in the parishes of Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.