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Will MoBay toll road ease traffic congestion?

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

At the Howard Cooke Primary School in Catherine Hall, St James, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) staged an audiovisual presentation on the proposed Montego Bay bypass perimeter road to the invited ­residents. During the presentation on the path the road will occupy, a structure was seen across the path of the road, which the narrator said, would be a toll plaza.

The question that I will now ask is: Will the desire for less traffic congestion in the city of Montego Bay be achieved with this toll road?

The Portmore toll road failed to cease the motor vehicle congestion along Mandela Highway that enters Kingston and St Andrew because of the monetary cost, which most motor vehicle owners are unable to afford.

NROCC needs to tell how an already-failed toll road (Portmore) will ease motor vehicle traffic congestion in Montego Bay because we foresee this as a problem.

CARROL MCFARLANE