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Alert Severity: Advisory
Alert Type: Announcements
Post date: 2 days 16 hours ago

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public that weather permitting, on Tuesday 28 September 2021, from 9:15 am to 2:00 pm, the section of Harbour Road located between Highwood Lane and Lover’s Lane in Paget will briefly close to all traffic to facilitate a concrete pour for the new wall construction. 

Road users are advised to detour onto Middle Road and South Road during this time as traffic will not be allowed to pass.

The Ministry of Public Works encourages everyone’s full cooperation and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that may result.

Alert Severity: Advisory
Alert Type: Announcements
Post date: 1 week 1 day ago
Alert Severity: Advisory
Alert Type: Announcements
Post date: 1 week 5 days ago

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to remind the public of the three-year joint initiative with BELCO launched in early 2020 to carry out coordinated road trenching across the island. The primary objective of this was to enable BELCO to conduct significant upgrades to its network. 

Following these works, the island will have a far more secure, reliable, state of the art infrastructure and no need for future road trenching for many years to come.

As the work continues, the public should be aware that much of the road surface in areas undergoing trenching is temporary and allows the underlying sub-base to compact before the final surfacing is completed. As such, road surfaces will be somewhat uneven until the final application. An example of this is on the eastern end of Harrington Sound Road.

The Ministry can advise that following further subsurface work by BELCO to be completed in three months, the final resurfacing work on Harrington Sound Road is expected to commence.

Motorists should exercise care and caution when travelling on all uneven road surfaces, especially where road works are ongoing.

The Ministry of Public Works apologizes for these temporary road conditions and thank the motoring public for their continued patience and cooperation during these critical infrastructure upgrades. 

Alert Severity: Advisory
Alert Type: Service Disruptions
Post date: 1 month 2 weeks ago

The Bermuda Post Office (BPO) is advising that the Southampton Post Office will be temporarily closed for extensive renovations from Monday, 30 August to early December 2021.

 The much needed renovations include, but are not limited to, expansive floor repairs, plumbing upgrades and electrical work.

 The last day of business before closure will be Friday, 27 August between 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

 During the closure period, postal services for Southampton Post Office customers will be as follows:

·Southampton (SN) PO Box mail and parcel mail will be available for collection from front counters services at the Warwick Post Office from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM; and

·Southampton letter mail (postal codes SN01-04) will continue to be delivered, as addressed, to customers by post persons from Monday to Friday.

 The Southampton Post Office thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this renovation period, and apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused to businesses and residents in this postal area.

Alert Severity: Advisory
Alert Type: Announcements
Post date: 1 month 3 weeks ago

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform motorists that BLDC’s trench work was postponed due to the oncoming Cup Match Holiday. The trench works will commence from Tiger’s Bay pumping station at Penno’s Wharf and within two weeks enter Mullet Bay Road heading west to Rocky Hill Park in St. George’s. The trench work will be in the eastbound lane and possibly switch over to the westbound lane on Mullet Bay Road depending on existing underground utility lines.

The lane closure will commence from Monday August 2nd, 2021 to Friday November 5th, 2021. Working hours will be from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm,weekly from Monday through Saturday. Trench work should reach 200 feet open section lengths at a time.

All motorists are advised to avoid Penno’s Wharf parking area for the firsttwo weeks starting August 2nd, 2021.

Motorists, especially construction vehicles, buses and taxis are asked to use caution when passing the open trench since it may at times be near the center yellow line and can be quite deep.

Traffic controls will be under the direction of Island Construction Services Ltd. representatives and will be managed through traffic control signs & signals.

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to encourage the full cooperation of the public and apologizes for any inconvenience that may result.

Should there be any questions regarding these works, please direct queries to the attention of Stephen Tucker, Project Manager for BLDC at 501-3010. Any queries on traffic control should be directed to Tina Beer-Searle, Civil Engineer, highways Section for Ministry of Public Works on 501-3044.

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