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Palmetto Road trenching works extended to end of October

Trench work will continue in Devonshire and Southampton, the Ministry of Public Works announced today.

Trench work on Palmetto Road is to be extended until the end of October, the Ministry of Public Works announced today.

Westbound trench work will continue on Palmetto Road towards the bus depot entrance. This will result in only the eastbound lane being open for traffic.

Traffic will be westbound only during the morning rush hour, from 7.30am to 9am.

After 9am, all Palmetto Road traffic will be eastbound until rush hour the following morning.

Traffic flow for the Tynes Bay waste facility will also be affected. During the morning rush hour, traffic to the facility will be westbound, and for the rest of the day it will be eastbound.

“Motorists are asked to avoid this lane closure section on Palmetto Road by using alternative routes via Roberts Avenue, Frog Lane, North Shore Road, Dock Hill or Middle Road for the duration of this trench work,” a government statement read.

The statement did not say why the Palmetto Road works had been extended.

Roadwork will also continue in the western end of the island, from Lighthouse Hill to the Belco substation at Evans Bay in Southampton. This work will go on until the end of March next year.

“The single-lane closure will be on the eastbound lane only and working hours will be from 7.30am to 6.30pm daily,” a government statement said.

Roadwork in between Rocky Hill and Ferry Reach in St George’s will also continue until the end of October.

The work has switched from the westbound to the eastbound lane and motorists are urged to use extreme caution while passing the open trench in this area, as it may be very close to the centre yellow line at times.

The statement continued: “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to encourage the full co-operation of the public and apologises for any inconvenience that may result [from this roadwork.]”

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Published September 29, 2022 at 7:47 am (Updated September 29, 2022 at 7:47 am)

Palmetto Road trenching works extended to end of October

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