Three Miles to be closed for eight months

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September 08, 2018

The Three Miles intersection in St Andrew will be closed for eight months starting on Sunday.

Stephen Shaw, manager of communication and customer services at the National Works Agency (NWA), said this latest phase of closure is to further facilitate the ongoing bridge construction works at the location.

A double tier flyover bridge is being constructed at Three Miles as part of the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project.

The overall project, which includes the widening of the road from two to four lanes and the installation of new sewer, water and storm water drainage features is valued at US$56.5 million.

The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2019.

With the closure of the roads, many vendors are now contemplating their next step.

Michelle Nunes, who has been selling at Three Miles for the past 12 years, said she will just have to make the necessary adjustments to ensure she does not find herself out of pocket.

"We affi find another way out. If a relocate, then a that we affi do," she said.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Omar George, who has been selling bag juice and other beverages along to the road for more than five years.

George said that business has been slow since the start of the roadwork, but he has to try and make ends meet.

"It a guh rough fi pay money go to where the traffic a go deh, but mi affi dweet. Mi is a man weh nuh love sit down, enuh, so mi affi dweet fi mi child," he said.

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