Traffic Advisory for Portmore leg users:

Roadworks at Portia Simpson Miller Square

Teams from Highway 2000 East-West have been working in close collaboration with the NWA to minimize the impact of the roadwork at Portia Simpson Miller Square on Highway users. Efforts have also been made to facilitate any necessary activities that will assist in the smooth and timely completion of the development project.

In that context, motorists using the Portmore leg of the Highway (T2) are reminded of the potential impact that the NWA has advised in a statement issued on December 28, 2018 on their website (accessible here)

“…consequent on the works to launch the concrete Girders, which are critical components of the Overpass Bridges at Portia Simpson Square, additional changes will be made to traffic flow around the area.

The Girders, which are already built and are in storage near the Port, and are being transported to the construction site via Highway 2000 and Marcus Garvey Drive. This activity is slated to last for three months.

In order to minimize disruption, especially to vehicular traffic, the transport and launching of the Girders is being done between the hours of 10:00 am and 12 noon and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm daily. The movement of the Girders which are 100 feet in length will result in disruption of traffic along a section of the Portmore leg of Highway 2000. It will also impact the traffic along Chesterfield Drive…”

The transportation sessions for the girders to be moved across the Portmore Causeway are scheduled to take place at the stated times starting December 30, 2018 to January 15, 2019 and again from January 25 to February 2, 2019. Additional movements are to be scheduled for late February 2019.

Highway 2000 East-West asks for your continued support as you proceed with caution and obey the Traffic Management Teams present. We also take this opportunity to remind motorists that similar vigilance is recommended as they proceed across the bridge, which now accommodates 3 lanes heading onto Marcus Garvey Drive. Stopping in this area, as well as at the approach to the bridge in the Tinson Pen region, remains prohibited, and is being enforced by Police Officers on location.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to work with the local agencies in charge and the PSTEB (Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch).

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