Bridge maintenance could jam traffic on Expressway
NEXCO, the company operating the Okinawa Expressway announces that it’s doing maintenance and repair work on two bridges, one between Yaka and Kin and the other between Ginoza and Kyoda.
Because of the work, one side of the expressway at both locations will be closed for traffic during the construction period and the lanes will be merged on the other side of the road. The construction is expected to last through the end of March, but the company warns that there could be delays due to bad weather conditions.
Company officials urge drivers to exercise caution when changing lanes at the construction site, and do so well in advance when approaching the construction site. They also warn that the construction work could cause traffic jams especially during busy periods, especially during mornings and evenings.
The work is done to replace the old bridge deck slabs, and the traffic at the construction sections will be blocked one side at a time until all work, including laying new black top is complete.