Thu | Dec 14, 2017

Pothole Patrol - Bad roads still common feature in Kingston and St Andrew

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross
Gregory Reid shows the deplorable conditions along Bower Bank Avenue, located off Red Hills Road in St Andrew.
Bower Bank Avenue 'swimming pool'.
Motorist slowly and carefully navigate an area of Westminster Road where potholes span the entire width of the road.
Death trap on Westminster Road in St Andrew.
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The streets of the capital city, like those of many urban and rural towns, are littered. Not with garbage this time. With potholes. Ugly, accident-beckoning, motor vehicle-wrecking, back-dislocating potholes! Starting today, The Gleaner goes on patrol - Pothole Patrol - and we will show them to you once we climb out of them.

Some of these roads have been given numerous temporary fixes at different times, while some have just been outright ignored, according to some residents and persons who use these roads.

Along Pamela Drive, which is located off Red Hills Road, two potholes force motorists to drive at snail's pace immediately before making their way on to Red Hills Road.

Along Bowerbank Avenue, also in the Red Hills Road area, several patches of depleted roadway were evident. One resident, Gregory Reid, said it was dug up some time ago and the rain has played a role in worsening it. According to him, there has never been any attempt to properly fix it.

Nearby on Red Hills Terrace, potholes are a common feature, which Reid said have existed for many years.

In the Cassia Park area, at a section of Westminster Road, the condition does not allow for any swift or moderate pace driving, as that area is badly damaged.

Send us pictures of potholes in your communities with a brief paragraph, which will include how they have affected your life and how you manage to negotiate the falls.

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