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Commuters In Kingston And St Andrew Lambaste Traffic Police And NWA For Not Properly Organising Route Changes

by September 10th, 2018

Commuters in Kingston and St. Andrew are lambasting the traffic police and the National Works Agency (NWA) for not properly organising the route changes and monitoring the traffic flow.

 

Some sections, including 3 Miles, have been closed to facilitate roadwork and the NWA has rerouted traffic along alternative routes.

 

Motorists who spoke with Irie FM News described as chaotic their travel along roadways in the corporate area, pointing to hours of delay and inconvenience.

 

Some parents complained that they were having difficulty accessing schools to pick up their children.

 

One taxi operator complained about spending up to an hour in traffic.

 

He says many drivers were not sure where to go, as they are now being asked to use several back roads to access their destination.

 

 

Another traveller from out of town told Irie FM News that he had to turn back, after being stuck in traffic for over 3 hours.

 

 

Meantime, the NWA has indicated that a meeting was held earlier today with senior engineers and the police, to look at strategies to reduce the negative impact of traffic changes on commuters in Kingston.

 

Attempts to get an update on the meeting proved futile.

 

Prior to the meeting, the traffic police had stated that they were responding to concerns of severe traffic congestion along several roads being used as alternative routes to the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St. Andrew.

 

Police said issues affecting the alternative routes are as a result of approximately 70,000 vehicles being diverted from the Portia Simpson Miller Square onto smaller minor roads.

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