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Incorrectly placed pedestrian crossings causing problems, NWA urges contact ahead of Labour Day projects

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Community groups that are planning to paint pedestrian crossings as part of Labour Day activities this year are being urged to consult the National Works Agency (NWA) before undertaking such projects.

The appeal comes from the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Dr Janice Lindsay, who says it is the NWA’s responsibility to scientifically map out the locations for pedestrian crossings.

The appeal follows concerns that were raised last year about the number of pedestrian crossings painted by residents that were incorrectly placed.

Speaking during a recent Jamaica Information Service think thank, Dr Lindsay said there are legal requirements and specifications that must be followed when painting pedestrian crossings.

She says the police must be notified whenever citizens are carrying out activities on the roadways that are likely to affect the free flow of traffic.

Labour Day will be observed on Tuesday.