As the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport prepares for imminent construction of the Bois d’Orange bridge, it is necessary that functionality tests on the new bypass road be conducted ahead of the closure of the existing bridge.
As a result, the Bois d’ Orange bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic tomorrow and Wednesday to allow functionality tests to be conducted.
While the tests will help determine whether the proposed traffic arrangements would be adequate, they will also help road users get a feel of the new traffic arrangements and thus be more prepared when construction actually commences.
Road users are therefore reminded to pay specific heed of warnings and other signs which will be erected in the area of the works.
As a result of the closure of the Bois d’Orange bridge, vehicles travelling southbound will be required to turn left onto the bypass road, right at the bypass bridge, and left to return to the highway near Computer World. Those wishing to use the back road can do so by continuing straight, using the Corinth bypass road.
Vehicles travelling northbound will be required to turn right at the intersection near Computer World and proceed left entering the bypass road and turn right to get back onto the highway.
Persons who wish to conduct business at the establishments within the immediate vicinity will be guaranteed access to those businesses. Hence, vehicles travelling southbound can access the Orange Park Commercial Centre, Rubis Gas Station, Sunbuilt and other businesses in the area by turning right from the bypass onto the highway from the intersection near Computer World.
Vehicles exiting anywhere between the Bois d’Orange bridge and Computer World heading north towards Gros-Islet must first proceed southbound and turn left onto the bypass. Vehicles from the Corinth bypass can continue straight onto the Bois d’Orange bypass road, but stopping and giving preference to vehicles exiting. These same arrangements are applicable to residents and visitors of Parrots hideaway community located near the Bois d’Orange Bridge.
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport calls for the patience and cooperation of road users during the period of construction of the bridge.