Traffic changes for Mandeville and Christiana on Thursday.


KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of Thursday the National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing changes to the flow of traffic in the towns of Mandeville and Christiana in Manchester.

According to a release from NWA, between Thursday, December 21 and Saturday, December 23 Lower Manchester Road in the capital, Mandeville will be converted to a one-way between the traffic lights at Fesco and the Bascho store with traffic only being allowed to continue right on to Mandeville Plaza Road.

All traffic within this area will exit on to Perth Road.

According to Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw vehicles travelling from the direction of the Mandeville Plaza will therefore not be allowed to enter Manchester Road.

Shaw added that starting on Saturday, December 23 traffic changes will be implemented with a section of the town being closed off to all through traffic.

Barriers will be erected at the median at Manchester Cooperative Credit Union along Main Street; the Top Queen building at the intersection of Ballyhooly and Manchester roads and Willowgate Plaza at the intersection of Wesley and Manchester roads.

Meanwhile, Main Street in the town of Christiana will be converted to a one-way for vehicles travelling from the direction of Trelawny. Vehicles entering the town from Mandeville are being asked to use the Christiana Bypass.

Traffic will return to the normal flow in both towns starting Sunday, December 24 at 12 noon. The traffic changes and restrictions form part of the NWA, the Manchester Municipal Corporation and local police’s efforts to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow in the main towns during the busy Christmas season.