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'Find the strength to endure', Malahoo Forte urges commuters as road works continue

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney General of Jamaica and St James Member of Parliament Marlene Malahoo Forte has made an appeal for patience amidst complaints by motorists about the traffic congestion in the Corporate Area due to road improvement works.

“As I listen to complaints about inconveniences from the road improvement works it is clear to me how much more we need to prepare for the PROCESS OF CHANGE and to understand how unsettling that process can be. We must find the strength to endure because BETTER IS COMING,” Malahoo Forte said on Twitter this morning.

Her comment was made two hours before the police gave a positive report on traffic in the Three Miles area, which was a major challenge for motorists yesterday.

“… Traffic is now flowing freely along several roads in and around the Three Miles area to include Waltham Park Road. Traffic is also flowing freely along several other roads in the Corporate Area,” the police tweeted.

The traffic congestion comes as authorities reroute traffic at the Three Miles intersection where a double-tier overpass is being constructed, and along Constant Spring Road to facilitate the widening of that arterial corridor.

The two projects, which are scheduled to be completed in June 2019, are being done along with the US$64-million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project that was originally slated for completion last month but was later extended to year end.