Sat | Oct 20, 2018

Time for a second route

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM


'Palisadoes-gate' was a travesty, from many perspectives, including foreign tourists being unduly and unjustifiably hampered and stressed out, on their way to or from the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). Those responsible should be held accountable. Interestingly, that temporary 'constipation' of the free movement of motor vehicles points to a far more permanent and glaring problem - the lack of alternate routes and/or roadways to and/or from the NMIA. My two suggestions, to address same, are as follows: A toll highway built across the water, stretching from a suitable point along the Rockfort main road to a suitable point along the Palisadoes Road. A legally established and regulated ferry boat or monorail system to transport paying passengers across the water, from Rockfort to Palisadoes and vice versa. In 2018, getting to and from the NMIA should not be limited to one thoroughfare and/or route only, after motorists enter the Rockfort main road or exit the confines of the NMIA.

Patrick Gallimore