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New trenching roadworks to start next week

An ongoing Belco dig along Harrington Sound Road (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Two new trenching works affecting roads in Devonshire and Hamilton Parish are start next week, according to the Ministry of Public Works.

In Devonshire, Belco trenching will begin on Monday on Frog Lane near the National Stadium.

The trenching will head north to Palmetto Road and then east in Devonshire towards the Barker’s Hill roundabout.

Work will run from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Sunday, and is expected to continue to the end of May.

Drivers should detour via Robert’s Avenue, Parson’s Road or Middle Road.

In Hamilton Parish, partial road closures will affect Wilkinson Avenue and Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish from Monday to the end of May as Belco trenching is restarted.

Pull holes will be sunk every 800ft to draw electrical cable through conduits, with the ministry resurfacing the road afterwards.

Work will proceed from 7am to 6pm throughout the week, with drivers asked to use alternative routes through North Shore Road.

Signs and traffic directions will be in place for the project.

Additionally, a dig that has closed Harrington Sound Road in Smith’s by Manor House Road has also been extended into March.

A spokesman said Belco trenching at Harrington Sound Road is expected to finished by the end of this month, with the ministry repaving the road from Manor House eastward to Lolly’s Well Road.

It will be followed by a road closure on Harrington Sound Road from Town Hill Road to Lolly’s Well Road, which could continue as late as March 11.

Traffic control is in place, but the ministry said pedestrians and bike riders should avoid the area for safety reasons.

Queries on the works can be directed to Belco project manager Jonathan Pedro at 295-5111, extension 1441.

Traffic control queries will be fielded by Tina Beer-Searle, the acting principal highways engineer, at 501-3044.

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Published February 10, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated February 10, 2022 at 7:22 pm)

New trenching roadworks to start next week

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