Thursday 21 November, 2019

Traffic congestion in Falmouth to be addressed – Mayor Gager

Falmouth Mayor, Colin Gager.

Falmouth Mayor, Colin Gager.

In a bid to address the chronic traffic congestion plaguing the Trelawny capital, Falmouth Mayor, Colin Gager, has announced plans for the construction of a paid parking facility in the historic town.

"We want to remove all of the parking off the streets and have one place along Tharp Street where everybody can park. It will be well secured and have proper restroom facilities," Gager said. 

"Of course, there will be a charge," he added.

The mayor who chairs the Trelawny Municipal Corporation said a request has been submitted to the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) for assistance with funding to establish the parking facility.

Additionally, Gager said plans are also in place to establish a transportation centre beside the newly-constructed market in the town.

He noted that funding is likewise being sought for the construction of that facility.

The mayor warned that there will be an intensified effort to remove the scourge of illegitimate parking in the town by motorists, which creates massive traffic build-ups. 

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