Tue | Dec 11, 2018

Pothole patrol spots danger

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross
Drop into this crater on Upper Sandringham in Kingston and you stay dropped.
Motor vehicle-damaging pothole on Cassia Park Avenue in Kingston.
Is this any way to celebrate a great Jamaican and West Indian cricketer? Courtney Walsh Drive in Kingston is an insult to the man.
Potholes on Retirement Crescent in Kingston will sooner than later force motor vehicles into early 'retirement'.

Day two of The Gleaner's Pothole Patrol continued yesterday, capturing additional roadways in and around Kingston and St Andrew that have been reduced, over months and or years, to stone- or water-filled craters.

Retirement Crescent, which is frequently traversed by motorists, is one of those that is currently in a very deplorable state, with holes, holes, and more holes.

The Gleaner noticed vehicles being steered from the left to the right in an attempt to carefully manoeuvre or avoid the holes.

Ivy Green Crescent is an eyesore, but a worse eyesore lies along a section of Courtney Walsh Drive, formerly Derrymore Road.

One resident described the current condition along sections of Upper Sandringham Avenue as "awful" and "terrible".

"Di coaster bus dem tek here suh when Westminster block up with traffic. When some of di holes full a water, motorists who not used to the road, when dem drop inna dem, all dem tire buss," one man told our news team.

In the proximity of Sandringham, on Cassia Park Avenue, motorists heading in the direction of the Cassia Park bridge have little alternative but to drive their vehicles on the right side of the road so as to save their vehicles from huge potholes.

Fairlane Drive, which is often used by motorists to bypass traffic on Red Hills Road, long ago lost its asphalted surface. What exists now are stones and holes of varying sizes from one end of the road to the next.