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Heroes Circle pole about to fall

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
A motorist drives past the leaning utility pole that doubles as a roundabout marker at Heroes Circle. - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer


There is a wooden utility pole in the middle of the intersection of South National Heroes Circle and East Street, in the vicinity of Michael's Service Station. This pole is threatening to tumble to the ground at any moment, as the asphalt that supports it is cracked.

The pole has been like this for many years, and the infrastructure can no longer support it. It serves as some sort of a roundabout marker for motorists turning south on to East Street and motorists travelling in an easterly direction on to New North Street and West National Heroes Circle.

I would like to appeal to the Jamaica Public Service, the Ministry of Transport and Works, and the National Road Safety Council to have a look at this one before an accident occurs.

The pole should be removed and replaced by a median with dispatch. A stitch in time saves nine.