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Store Hill to be open to residential traffic only due to Belco trenching

Trenching is to take place on Store Hill until April (File image)

Store Hill, in Smith’s, is to be closed from tomorrow until mid-March owing to trenching work.

The Ministry of Public Works informed the motoring public that the Belco trench on North Shore Road has now reached the junction with Store Hill.

After mid-March, a lane closure will transition on to Middle Road until Monday, April 3.

Working hours will run from 7am to 7pm daily and Store Hill will be restricted to residential traffic only.

Belco will continue to open up holes every 800ft to pull their power cables through the newly placed conduits.

A ministry spokesman said: “In conjunction with Belco, Link Bermuda is pulling their fibre optics line from the Railway Trail up Store Hill into the existing communication manhole.

“In order to accommodate these works, Store Hill will need to be closed from North Shore Road to Middle Road.

“Once Belco and Link Bermuda have finished work on Store Hill, they will proceed with opening up pull holes every 800ft down Middle Road to reach Whitney School and the Belco substation.

“This work along Middle Road will only require a lane closure.”

Traffic controls will be under the direction of Belco and Link Bermuda representatives, and will be managed through traffic control barricades, detour signs and traffic lights.

Any questions regarding the road or lane closure should be directed to Tina Beer-Searle, principal highways engineer for the Ministry of Public Works, on 501-3044.

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Published February 22, 2023 at 8:59 pm (Updated February 22, 2023 at 9:15 pm)

Store Hill to be open to residential traffic only due to Belco trenching

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