The National Works Agency says activities have been significantly ramped up on the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project and will remain so for the next three months.
The heightened road construction works will be concentrated primarily in Morant Bay, St. Thomas where major pipe-laying activities are set to commence alongside civil works.
NWA Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw told the JIS pipe-laying will be restricted to night time hours within the town limits in a bid to minimize disruptions to the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Mr. Shaw says despite the contractor's best efforts, however, motorists should expect some impact on traffic flow, as the works are being carried out in a largely urban setting.
The aim is to have the stretch of road between the Morant Bay Roundabout and Wharf Road paved.
Other types of civil works continue over the nine kilometre stretch from the Morant Bay Roundabout to Prospect in a bid to complete the $1 billion contract package in 19 months.