More Changes To Traffic Flow In Corporate Area

by September 11th, 2018

Authorities are hoping that further changes made to alternative routes in sections of the corporate area today (September 11), will help ease traffic gridlock, thereby avoiding a repeat of yesterday.


Initial route changes had been implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA), as it carries out road works in sections of Kingston and St. Andrew, with some areas such as Three Miles, being closed off.


Several commuters chastised the NWA and the traffic police yesterday (September 10), for the alleged disorganisation that resulted in confusion and frustration, after they were trapped in back to back traffic, for hours.


One taxi association described the situation as pure chaos, and called on the relevant authorities to state clearly what the official plan for the impacted area is over the next few months.


And the Port Trailer Haulage Association (PTHA) said the traffic congestion was causing delays in the movement of import and export containers, adversely affecting the operation of truckers.


Following a meeting with engineers and police yesterday, the NWA decided on more changes that take effect today.


Movement has been restricted along Gretna Green Avenue.


This is aimed preventing a repeat of yesterday’s gridlock at the Hagley Park Road / Waltham Park Road intersection.


Access to Waltham Park Road through the Total Gas Station at the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Gretna Green Avenue will also be restricted.


Other changes include access being granted to vehicular traffic along Hagley Park road from the direction of the Waltham Park Road/Hagley Park Road intersection, heading towards Half Way Tree.


Meantime, buses operated by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and franchise operators will be allowed to use Olympic Way and Bay Farm road to access Spanish Town Road.


Additionally, openings in the median along Spanish Town Road, between Majestic Gardens and Penwood Road will be closed.


Henley Avenue and Penwood Road are available for persons wishing to travel towards Half Way Tree from Spanish Town Road.


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