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Traffic congestion in Mandeville

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I am in total agreement with the story in the Observer newspaper last week, ‘NO TO CONGESTION!’ as it relates to the town of Mandeville.

I noticed recently that it is not only on Fridays and Wednesdays, when most persons attend the market, banks, and other business places, that there is congestion in the town, but every day.

The parish capital itself is small and has not expanded over the years. I lived in Mandeville in 1977, left and returned in 1993 when there were changes in the town, and many of the roads became one-way. I left again and returned to Mandeville in 2009. It has been the same roads – with a major increase in business places and educational institutions. I think it is high time for Mandeville to be less congested by creating larger parking conveniences for taxis and private vehicles and the creation of other roads to access the town.

The change is long overdue. I look forward to the change and express my appreciation for the initiative to have the town free of traffic congestion.

Advella Meikle

Nurse Educator

Northern Caribbean University