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Clarendon Custos warns of ‘death trap’ on Sandy Bay road

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer
This section of the main road at the abandoned entrance to the toll road in Nineteen Miles, Sandy Bay, in Clarendon is considered as a death trap.

Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, is giving a strong warning on what he terms a "monstrosity" at the abandoned entrance to the toll road in Nineteen Miles, Sandy Bay.

Speaking at a community church service recently in Longville Park, he appealed to the residents to add their voices to the call to have the situation addressed.

"That dangerous intersection there needs to just be taken out, it is a danger to the people of Jamaica," Shagoury warned.

He said the risk is compounded by motorists opting to drive on the right of the median in the roundabout, which is not permissible.

"I have to talk; sometimes I wonder where the people brains are. You know how long I have been talking and showing the danger of what is happening out there and nobody don't see it," he said.

With mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh, sitting in at the service, Shagoury threw out the challenge for him to get the message to Member of Parliament Rudyard Spencer.

"You tell the member of parliament that I am very upset about it because I am here to protect the citizens, their welfare and their lives. That is why the governor general appointed me custos," he said.

In an effort to have the matter addressed, Shagoury said he summoned a team of workers from the National Works Agency, pointing out the dangers to them. He said he told them it was going to kill someone one day, but to date nothing has been done about it.