Traffic lights at busy intersection to be fixed

July 11, 2018

The traffic signals at the Knutsford Boulevard/Trafalgar Road intersection in St Andrew should be put back into operation by the end of the week.

Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Ramona Lawson, said works to effect repairs to damaged signal and power cables and a controller cabinet at the location began on Monday.

Lawson explained that the repairs are extensive, involving excavation works, the replacement of cables and controller box and the removal of all four signal heads and the rewiring of the intersection.

The repairs are being undertaken as emergency works at a cost of just more than $3 million.

The traffic signals malfunctioned last Wednesday, July 4, following a fire, believed to have been started by a vagrant, which destroyed critical signal equipment.

In a release yesterday, the NWA said its traffic signal equipment continues to be negatively impacted by several types of "deleterious activities including theft, open fires and excavation near assets".

The NWA also reminded motorists that they are to treat the intersection as a three-way stop while it works to restore the signals.

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