Road closures due to trenching work announced
A string of road closures were announced today because of major trenching work by power firm Belco.
Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish will be closed from Knapton Hill to Middle Road in Flatts for about 27 weeks from March 9 to September 26.
Trench work will affect the westbound lane during the day and at night and traffic will be managed with signs and signals.
Motorists were asked to use alternative routes such as Devil’s Hole Hill, Knapton Hill or Harrington Hundreds Road.
Trench work along the Railway Trail at Bailey’s Bay in Hamilton Parish has reached North Shore Road and will stop on a temporary basis.
Trenching down Fractious Street from Fractious Drive to North Shore Road will require full closure of the section.
Once the trench reaches North Shore Road, the lane closure is expected to cross over into the eastbound lane and tie into the Bailey’s Bay Ramp.
The Fractious Street trench work will continue for a month before it moves on to North Shore Road.
The closures will run March 15 to April 30 and working hours will be from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.
The public was asked to use alternative routes such Trinity Church Road and Harrington Sound Road while the north end of Fractious Street is closed.
Access to Fisherman’s Hill and Fractious Drive will be from the south end of Fractious Street via Wilkinson Avenue.
A public works spokesman said that extreme caution was encouraged in the area.
St George’s will also be affected by road works between March 15 to June 14.
Stokes Point Road and Mullet Bay Road to its junction with Echo Lane in St George’s will also undergo trench work that will require a one-lane closure.
Trench work will start at the west end of Stokes Point Road near the bridge and head towards Mullet Bay Road in the westbound lane.
It will cross also over Mullet Bay Road and continue down the eastbound lane until Echo Lane at Ferry Reach Road.
A detour route for emergency services will be set up.
Waste pick-up will continue as normal and the contractor will place trash at a temporary pick-up spot near the junction of Stokes Point Road and Mullet Bay Road.
Residents will have access to Stokes Point Road but were advised not to park on it.
Working hours will be from 7.30am to 6pm from Monday to Sunday.
Motorists were asked to use caution when driving past the trench as it may be near to the centre line of the road.
Questions on the trench work should be directed to Jonathan Pedro, the project manager for Belco, at 295-5111, extension 1441.
Queries on detour routes can be answered by Tina Beer-Searle, the civil engineer for highways at the public works ministry on 501-3044.