Airport Road Closes to Remove Arch


Monday 5th November, 2018-Sir George Walter Highway (Airport Road) will be closed to traffic this evening from 10 as the Ministry of Works remove the popular welcome arch that is located in the vicinity of the Sealey Building.

According to a statement, the arch’s removal is necessary to allow for roadwork to continue.

The Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU), which is managing the Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project, has asked the ministry to assist the unit in removing the arch as a matter of urgency.

Director of Works Mr. Lucine Hanley said the road will be closed at 10pm and reopen at 6am on Tuesday.

As a result, traffic will be diverted through Barnes Hill. The Powell’s Main Road in the vicinity of TCM will be used as the diversion route.

According to Hanley, the diversion route has been checked to ensure that it is suitable for motorists to travel.

He noted that the time selected for the work to be carried out was strategic so as to minimize inconvenience to road users.

A team from the Government Workshop headed by Superintendent of Works, Mr. Selvin Harley will be removing the arch. It will be disassembled and stored in a secure place until the road work is completed.

The Ministry of Works is apologizing for any inconvenience the road closure may cause.