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Place warranty on road repairs

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I have lost count of the number of times that the Grants Pen ford and Mannings Hill Road, nearby Sullivan Avenue, have been patched since October 2013. I am convinced that the contractors are using a mix of flour, black polish, and tar oil to patch these areas, as there is CONCRETE proof that they have no idea how to properly fix an area that is constantly traversed by water.

Concrete was use at a section of the Grants Pen ford, but the smart ones did not use common sense to go further up with the more durable material. Not thinking.

 

Cash cow

 

One afternoon in April, to the inconvenience of motorists at peak hour, Mannings Hill Road was blocked off and a flour paste used to patch this section again.

Needless to say, this area is once again totally useless. The road will soon be in two sections.

I am convinced that this is a cash cow for someone, or di smaddy weh ah fix di road have no sense. Someone from North Central St Andrew Member of Parliament Karl Samuda's office was nice enough to tell me that they are waiting on Cement Company to fix the Grants Pen section.

I have two questions: Is there no warranty when the roads are fixed, and are there no quality-control checks being done regarding materials that are used to fix these roads?

M. ROSE GRANT

Kingston 19