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OUTSPOKEN police traffic chief, Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, has added his voice to growing objections to a plan to construct a $10-million go-kart track in Barbican Square, St Andrew.
Lewis said the area is already a trouble spot for traffic and that any such development would worsen the congestion.
"Any construction of a go-kart track there is strongly resisted by the police. The area is heavily challenged by a large number of vehicles that travel that corridor and it will only cause more traffic jams," said Lewis.
"If you have go-kart, people will have to come there and they are going to park on the sidewalks. And that aside, there will be a lot of noise and security will be compromised," he said, noting that the developers must consult with the police, but that the "police will never sanction it".
He warned that if the track is built, patrons who park outside on the roadway could find themselves in trouble with the police. "Their vehicles will be seized immediately," Lewis cautioned .
Developers on Monday were lambasted by residents who met them at Liguanea Preparatory School to iron out concerns regarding the proposed track. Like Lewis, the residents raised concerns about traffic, parking, and noise, in addition to the venue's entrance, criminals, air pollution, and a belief that it will reduce the value of their properties.
In March this year Superintendent Lewis himself was prompted to erect at least 10 concrete barriers on East King's House Road where unruly motorists would try to 'cut in' on others before reaching a particular intersection.
If constructed, the go-kart track's perimeter fence would face East King's House Road, which is particularly hectic in morning and evening peak hours.
LEWIS... the police will never sanction it
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