Thursday 19 September, 2019

Second day of massive protest over deplorable Trelawny road condition

Vehicles traverse pothole-riddled road between Granville and Wakefield in Trelawny.

Vehicles traverse pothole-riddled road between Granville and Wakefield in Trelawny.

The Trelawny police were up to Thursday afternoon busy clearing sections of the road between Granville and Wakefield in the parish which have been blocked for the second consecutive day by protesters over the deplorable state of the roadway.

Massive branches, huge boulders and other debris were used to block the over 15 mile stretch of roadway which motorists claim is riddled with potholes.

The demonstrators promised to keep up their protest until they get word from Trelawny Northern MP Victor Wright on when a rehabilitation exercise will commence on the normally busy thoroughfare.

Motorists complained bitterly that they have to be frequently repairing the front end of vehicles damaged by the multiple craters, some filled with water, along the roadway.

The road block which shut off vehicular traffic caused the closure of Muschett Comprehensive High and Wakefield Primary schools.
 
Residents of Wakefield and surrounding areas who work in Falmouth and Montego Bay have been largely unable to report to their jobs as a result of the protest.

Check out the condition of the roadway in the video below.

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