No fur­ther pedes­tri­an­i­sa­tion of Fal­mouth, says mayor

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Richard Mo­rais Gleaner Writer ru­ral@glean­erjm.com

FAL­MOUTH, Trelawny: MAYOR OF Fal­mouth Garth Wilkin­son is al­lay­ing the fears of Fal­mouth res­i­dents, par­tic­u­larly mo­torists, that more sec­tions of the town will be pedes­tri­anised, which would be­come a traf­fic night­mare.

The fear is be­ing fu­elled by the work be­ing done at the junc­tion of Market and Duke streets in which the reg­u­lar as­phalt is be­ing dug up and re­placed with bricks. The res­i­dents say the al­ter­na­tive route, which is Market Street to Ge­orges Street, is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing traf­fic jam as this in­ter­sec­tion is closed to ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic be­cause of the work. The res­i­dents be­lieve that with the brick­lay­ing, the road­way will be closed to ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic.

Ac­cord­ing to the mayor, “Those ar­eas will not be pedes­tri­anised, ve­hi­cles will be able to tra­verse all the ar­eas.” He said the brick­lay­ing was also done on Fal­mouth Street and

there is no prob­lem with ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic.

He said that the aes­thet­ics of the area will im­prove.

PHOTO BY RICHARD MO­RAIS

The in­ter­sec­tion of Market and Duke streets where the as­phalt is be­ing re­placed with bricks.

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