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Road plan

LISA KING, [email protected]

Road plan

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The Ministry of Transport and Works is moving to address some of the pedestrian problems on highway 2A at Westmoreland, St James.

Deputy Chief Technical Officer Phillip Tudor led a team of technocrats to get a first-hand  view of the challenges pedestrians encounter crossing the highway intersection.

 “We will take a look at the junction to see what they can do in the interim. We are looking at either for the long term, [traffic] lights or a roundabout . . .,”  but in the short-term road markings to hopefully alleviate some of the problems at the junction,” Tudor said.

A number of road fatalities have been recorded at Westmoreland, the most recent  being last Wednesday. Mary Downes, 61, died after a collision between two trucks caused one of them to veer to the side, fatally striking her. (LK)