Construction work is underway on a section of the Johnsons Ghut road, which is expected to be reduced to one lane for about four months while the project in ongoing, government announced last Thursday.

“Additionally, temporary road closures will be required during concrete pours,” according to a government press release. “The public will be advised when major traffic disruptions and road closures are scheduled so that they have adequate time to plan alternate routes.”

The project, which is funded under the Caribbean Development Bank Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan, is being carried out by the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency.

Autland Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd., which was awarded the contract for the project, will construct two retaining wall structures, re-establish the pavement, stabilise the slope, and erect guard rails, according to government.

Project notification signs have been placed at the Ridge Road entrance and at lower Johnsons Ghut.

Motorists are advised to traverse the area with caution, especially during the night, and to follow directions from traffic wardens.

Any complaints about the project can be lodged with the RDA through its Grievance Redress System at