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Holiday halt to Smith’s roadworks causes diversions

Trenching works on Harrington Sound Road (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Roadworks in Smith’s have been halted for the holiday period

The news means that a section of Harrington Sound Road will be closed to traffic.

The Ministry of Public Works said in a notice published in the Official Gazette yesterday that work between Town Hill Road and Lolly’s Well Road had stopped.

The notice added: “There will be no vehicle access granted to allow for traffic to pass under the Manor House Bridge. This is for the safety of the public and the integrity of the bridge.

“Residents to Manor House will have access via Middle Road. All traffic will be rerouted via Middle Road or Harrington Hundreds Road.

“Traffic control will be designated with traffic control signs and water-filled barricades.”

Work in the area is expected to be completed by January 18.

BLDC trenching works in St George’s will also pause over the holidays, with work expected to start up again on January 4 and continue until April 3.

A Ministry spokesman said: “The trench work will remain in the westbound lane on Mullet Bay Road until it reaches Ferry Reach Road unless existing conditions mandate a switch over into the eastbound lane.

“Working hours will be from 7am to 6pm, weekly from Monday through Saturday. Trench work should reach 200 feet open section lengths at a time.

“Motorists, especially construction vehicles, buses and taxis are asked to use caution when passing the open trench since it may at times be near the centre yellow line and can be quite deep.”

The ministry last week announced that trenching work in sections of Middle Road in Smith’s and Southampton would also stop for the holidays.

Work will restart on January 4 and the road will be reduced to a single lane in both areas once workers are back on site.

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Published December 21, 2021 at 7:50 am (Updated December 21, 2021 at 7:50 am)

Holiday halt to Smith’s roadworks causes diversions

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