Traffic Continues to Crawl Along Sections of the Corporate Area

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Traffic slowed to a crawl in sections of the corporate area this morning, as the newly constructed road infrastructure dealt with more traffic associated with the opening of regular classes.

The police say they’re putting contingencies in place to ease the flow.

Our news centre visited Mandela Highway in the vicinity of Tom Cringle Drive, Portia Simpson Miller Square and Constant Spring Road to observe the traffic.

But concerns still remain over the lax treatment of pedestrians while the authorities complete road works.


There was bumper to bumper traffic heading south towards Half Way Tree this morning.

The traffic was of a similarly high volume on Mandela Highway, though the flow was somewhat better.

Head of the Constabulary’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Kevin Blake is promising better traffic flow going forward.

ACP Blake says he’s also contacted the National Works Agency regarding signs to assist motorists.

But, he says some motorists ignore the directives even in places where signs are present.

Motorists were ticketed for failing to adhere the two way sign on the Slip Road, in the vicinity of newly placed signs on Mandela Highway.

There was an incident on the highway, resulting in a woman being rushed to the hospital.

She lost control of her car and crashed into a curb.

Meanwhile, this pedestrian, who identified herself as Mitsy, lamented the lack of proper places for pedestrians to walk.

She’s also calling for better safety measures at schools in and around the construction areas.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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