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Roadworks move to North Shore Road in Devonshire and Smith’s

Trenching works on Harrington Sound Road. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Belco trenching work is expected to hamper traffic in Devonshire starting later this month.

A notice from the Ministry of Public Works has warned the work will begin on Palmetto Road, near the Barker’s Hill roundabout, before moving along North Shore Road and east to Store Hill junction.

Work is scheduled to begin on May 30 and continue until September 2.

“This work will require a single lane closure for the duration of the trenching,” the notice said. “Working hours will be from 7am to 6pm, daily Monday through Sunday.

“Motorists are asked to avoid this lane closure section on Palmetto Road and North Shore Road by using alternative routes via Middle Road from Store Hill or Frog Lane.”

The Ministry urged the public to cooperate with traffic controls in the area and apologised for any inconvenience.

Government said in March that almost two thirds of planned Belco trenching work had been completed, but work was expected to continue until the end of 2023.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said at the time he was aware of the “painful” impact the Belco trenching work – combined with wastewater works in the East End – have had on motorists.

“They should expect another year of traffic lights and trenching, then another year or two of paving, but after that the majority of the work will be completed and the value gained will be substantial,” he said.

“It was always the goal of the project to do all this work at once, to inconvenience the public once and to hopefully not have to disturb these newly paved roads for the next ten to 20 years.”

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Published May 23, 2022 at 7:52 am (Updated May 23, 2022 at 7:52 am)

Roadworks move to North Shore Road in Devonshire and Smith’s

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