Hanover to receive first traffic signal

HANOVER, Jamaica — Hanover will receive its first traffic signal on Thursday, September 22, at the intersection of Segment 1 of the North Coast Highway and the Oceanpointe residential development at Pointe, in the parish.

The Pointe roadway is located on the outskirts of the town centre of Lucea and forms part of the main road network which links the towns of Negril in Westmoreland and Lucea to the city of Montego Bay in St James.

Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says that the traffic signals will not only help to improve the safety of residents of Oceanpointe, but also the wider public who traverse the heavily trafficked roadway.

“The signal will also improve pedestrian safety by separating vehicular and pedestrian movement. Pedestrians will now be able to activate the pedestrian signal, through a push-button activated system, which will indicate when it is safe to cross. Pedestrians are being encouraged to make use of this feature,” Ricketts stated.

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