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Quick action: government moved to address the safety issue on South Shore Road near Watch Hill in Smith’s (Photograph by Paul Johnston)

Repair work on a roadside barrier along South Shore Road will continue into next month, a government representative has confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Works said that the construction project near Watch Hill Park in Smith’s, was “anticipated to last several more weeks, into December”.

She said the work was needed to “strengthen and reinforce the current barrier structures” in place along the south side of the road.

Photographs published this month by The Royal Gazette showed exposed rods at the construction site.

They were uncovered after a railing and sidewalk were removed in September.

Plastic barriers have been placed at the road bend as work continues.

The spokeswoman said that the public should “exercise care and caution when travelling along that stretch of road, being particularly mindful of work crews and pedestrians in the area”.

A railing protecting an exposed section of South Road in Smith’s by Watch Hill Park, which has borne the brunt of the sea in hurricanes, was under repair yesterday by the highway department of Public Works. Staff said they were rebuilding the wall where salt has crept into the structure and caused corrosion (Photograph by Akil Simmons)