Motorists traversing the Great Mountain community will have to use alternate roads for the next three days, as major excavation works have started on the roadway.
A media release from the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) said the lower part of Great Mountain road will be closed until Saturday, November 21, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The RDA, therefore, presented alternate routes which motorists can utilise to travel to and from Road Town.
“Traffic coming from upper Great Mountain, Brewer’s Bay and Spooner’s Estate can turn left onto the Ridge Road and head into Road Town via the exit for Johnson’s Ghut/Purcell or continue to Belle Vue and head down Fort Hill into Road Town. Alternately, motorists can access Road Town via Joe’s Hill,” the RDA stated.
It added: “Similarly, heading out of Road Town motorists are advised to access Upper Great Mountain and environs via Joe’s Hill, Purcell/Johnson’s Ghut road or Fort Hill, Belle Vue and the Ridge Road.”
Traffic through Windy Hill to be diverted
The RDA also said there will be a diversion route for motorists travelling from the western parts of Tortola towards the Great Mountain area.
“Traffic coming from Cane Garden and Carrot Bay through Windy Hill will be alerted at the Ridge Road and Joe’s Hill intersection about Great Mountain road closure and would be diverted as necessary onto Joe’s Hill road,” the RDA stated.
“Residents living within the road closure designated area will have access to their properties with the assistance of site personnel,” it further said.
Signage and traffic wardens will be placed at the various intersections to assist motorists with their routes. All motorists are therefore asked to traverse with extreme caution and to adhere to the signs and directions of the wardens.
Following the completion excavation works, a single lane will be maintained for the duration of the project.
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