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Pipe project closing road

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Pipe project closing road

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C.O. Williams Construction’s laying of Barbados Water Authority (BWA) pipelines will result in the closure of the road from the Belle junction to the Norman Niles Roundabout from 8 o’clock tonight until around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Teams from the company will cross Highway 4 at the junction with Barker’s Road starting tonight. As a result, the section of the carriageway on Highway 4 between Howell’s Cross Road and the Belle junction through to the Norman Niles roundabout will be closed.

According to release,  if the working conditions are favourable and the tasks can be completed in a shorter time, a public announcement will be made.

There are several services under Highway 4 which have to be negotiated and worked around very carefully, the statement noted.

Local access for the residents along the affected roads will be from the west only at the Belle and Howell’s Cross Road junction where all other traffic will be diverted. No traffic will be permitted to enter the work zone from the Norman Niles roundabout going west. The access to Barker’s Road will be from the south only, via the temporary road by the Light & Power sub-station on the Tichbourne Road.  

Transport Board buses which normally travel along Highway 4 will divert through Howell’s Cross Road over to Highway 5 and up Two Mile Hill to the Emancipation Statue where they will take a left back to Highway 4 and continue on their regular route from the Norman Niles roundabout. The return trip to the City will be in the opposite direction following the same path.

According to a release from C.O. Williams Construction, water pipelines will be laid along Barker’s Road and are now cutting across the entrance to Bird’s Hill, Cozie Corner and Neil’s Tenantry where there is a traffic diversion. To reach that district, entry will be at Tichbourne by the Light & Power sub-station on the south-eastern side, taking the temporary access by the open land passing Robert Hewitt’s Valet connecting you to Bird’s Hill. (PR)