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Henry concerned about pedestrians safety on May Pen bridge

Published:Friday | May 16, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



CLARENDON, Jamaica:

Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon Mike Henry says systems must be put in place to protect pedestrians who use the May Pen Bridge.




According to Henry, the lives of residents, especially students are being put at risk because pedestrians are forced to walk in the road to get from one side of the pedestrian walkway to the other.



The May Pen Bridge was closed for repairs after a man's leg got caught in a hole in the bridge.



One side of the pedestrian walkway has been completed and work is ongoing on the other side.



Henry says this situation has caused pedestrians to compete with motor vehicles to cross the pedestrian walkways.



He stresses that having pedestrians walk in traffic is a serious safety risk and immediate steps must be taken to correct this issue.



Parents have also reportedly expressed concern about their children using the walkway.



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