Kingston Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says several potential alternative routes are being explored to restore access to communities along Gordon Town Road in St. Andrew, where many residents have been marooned as a result of landslides on that stretch.
Sections of the road have also been severely damaged, consequent on recent rains, rendering the corridor impassable.
Senator Williams said that among the routes identified is the Irish Town main road, noting that “it is the one we are looking at now”.
The Mayor was speaking during the Rotary Club of Kingston’s weekly virtual meeting on Thursday (November 12), where he provided an update on infrastructure damage across Kingston and St. Andrew.
Senator Williams said the Irish Town main road would provide access for several affected communities, among them Mavis Bank, Content Gap, Hagley Gap and Hardware Gap.
He advised that the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is collaborating with the National Works Agency to identify and carry out repairs on the alternative routes.
Noting that repair of the Gordon Town Road “will take some time”, the Mayor said other routes are being explored, among them the Top Mountain road, which connects to the Irish Town main road.
“We are doing work to ensure that these routes are safe for our residents who use them,” Councillor Williams added.