Saturday 22 September, 2018

Here’s What We Know: Traffic pains necessary for road work gains

A technical artistic outline of what the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew will be like upon the completion of the major ongoing works there.

A technical artistic outline of what the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew will be like upon the completion of the major ongoing works there.

It has become increasingly challenging to drive or otherwise commute along many of the major corridors in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) over recent times, due to logistical challenges presented by simultaneous ongoing infrastructural works in multiple places.

From road construction and expansion, major pipe laying, a significant number of private and public property developments – you name it – the projects are happening, with both skilled and unskilled labour being significantly employed and wide-scale community benefits flowing in the process.

But with all the good look of the never-before-seen level of overall infrastructural development, which is being extended to Portmore and Spanish Town in St Catherine in some regards, comes the nightmarish traffic challenges in many instances, which are increasingly getting on the nerves of motorists and commuters in general.

As the authorities and the members of the public seek to better balance the much-need developments on one hand, and the extent of the public inconvenience in the process on the other, ‘Here’s What We Know’ ventures into the arena with the video outline below which was edited by Shawn Barnes.

 

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