Deputy Mayor of Kingston Winston Ennis is asking the commuting public for its continued patience as the traffic congestion gripping sections of the Corporate Area makes simple traveling tasks extremely difficult.
Ennis, who was speaking at general monthly meeting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Tuesday, September 11 said that as sections of Hagley Park, Waltham Park, Molynes and Red Hills roads face the brunt of the traffic woes rising from the closure of Three Miles by the National Works Agency (NWA), greater discipline and a public education drive would better manage the delays.
“Many of us would have, by now, been impacted one way or another, by the heavy traffic across the city due to the closure of the Three Miles corridor,” Ennis declared.
Indeed, regular life in and around Kingston has been effectively uprooted in areas where the ‘Legacy Projects’ conduct critical infrastructural upgrades to the Kingston metropolitan transportation network.
“While we commend the police and the National Works Agency (NWA), we do agree that better public education would have been a significant benefit to the people of the municipality. I ask that we remain patient, leave our homes earlier to get to work or school, and implore public passenger drivers to exercise due care, caution and discipline on our roads,” the deputy mayor added.
Aside from Three Miles, which has been closed for the next eight months as the NWA continues its transformation of the major intersection, other areas affected by massive traffic pile-ups include sections of Hagely Park Road, Waltham Park Road, Constant Spring Road, Red Hills Road, Eastwood Park Road and the Mandela Highway.
By Gavin Riley