Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Alternative road on the table for Annotto Bay in St Mary

Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the ceremony to hand over a special housing solution to three sisters and their families in Annotto Bay, St  Mary on Thursday of last week. (JIS photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the ceremony to hand over a special housing solution to three sisters and their families in Annotto Bay, St Mary on Thursday of last week. (JIS photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said an alternative road is in the making for Annotto Bay, St Mary, which is geared at easing the flow of traffic through the seaside town.

Holness made the announcement at the handover of a three two-bedroom multi-family housing solution to three sisters and their children in the town on Thursday, July 2.

“One of the things we have committed to do is to put in place an alternative road around the community. I don’t like to use the term bypass, because the intention is not to bypass the town, but what is happening to the town is that you have traffic that is going through that is not intending to stop, and that traffic literally becomes a constraint on how the town can grow and function,” said Holness.

“The convenience of the town is altered by that and therefore, we have started to plot a route. It is on our plans to do,” he added.

Additionally, he told residents gathered that he will be looking into the drainage pattern in the town.

“You have a particular challenge with your drains when the tide is high; water coming in, all those issues (and) they haven’t escaped me.

“We are looking to see how we can address those,” he said.

The housing solution that was handed over to the three sisters was constructed under the social housing component of the Housing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) programme.

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