Barbadian motorists and residents who traverse Warrens should be in for a smoother ride in the coming days and weeks.
The island’s largest road builder C.O. Williams Construction has announced plans to pave several road ways in the area, as the $46 million Warrens Traffic Safety Improvement Project progresses.
In the latest update today, the company’s communications consultant Mike Williams said a challenge with rain last weekend, while disruptive, had not prevented the construction teams from completing work at the Welches, St. Thomas section of the Ronald Mapp Highway.
“This weekend we plan to work on the Jackson section of Highway 2 where we will pave that roadway from the Arthur Seat junction right down to the Everton Weekes Roundabout. This paving will be done in two segments, namely Friday night and during the day on Sunday,” he said.
“Our C.O. Williams Construction team advises all residents, business people and commuters that the Jackson Main Road will be closed for paving tomorrow night Friday, 28 September from 9 o’clock until Saturday morning.
“During this first session, those persons working in the Warrens Industrial Park will be permitted entry on the southern side via the Everton Weekes Roundabout, bearing in mind that there will be no through traffic from Everton Weekes to Sharon,” he added.
Williams also said paving work “will progress towards the south and on Sunday 30 September the Jackson Main road will be closed for the second session all day from 7 o’clock in the morning until evening”.
“During this second period, those persons working or worshipping in the Warrens Industrial Park will be permitted entry on the northern side via Sharon as there will be no through traffic from the Everton Weekes Roundabout to the Sandbox Roundabout at Jackson,” he noted.
“The C. O. Williams Construction teams will also be cutting two small trenches across the roadway by Marshall Trading during the day tomorrow Friday 28 September and traffic will be diverted along the marl corridor there where the new roundabout will be located at Welches on the Ronald Mapp Highway,” he also said.