JIS News

Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie has cited the achievements of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) over the two-year period since he assumed leadership of the council, noting that they included an extensive road rehabilitation and patching programme undertaken during the last financial year.
“We rehabilitated 87 roads. When I say rehabilitate, I don’t mean we just put asphalt on the road, we reconstructed 87 roads in all 40 divisions in Kingston and St. Andrew, ” the Mayor told journalists at yesterday’s (August 9) monthly press briefing, held at the KSAC’s offices downtown.
He noted that the Council patched 109 roads, repaired approximately eight kilometres of sidewalk and constructed new sidewalks.
The Mayor further informed that four public sanitary conveniences were opened and work was underway to construct three others. “Our commitment on public sanitary conveniences for this year. we are expecting to do at least 10,” he said.
In addition, over 178 street signs, 50 stop signs and various directional signs had been installed in Harbour View, Patrick Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Red Hills, Cherry Gardens, St. Andrew Park, Meadowbrook Estate, Beverly Hills, and Vineyard Town.
“We have over another 130 to be installed and will be going to areas like Stony Hill and sections up in the hills of rural St. Andrew,” he stated. Among other areas to benefit from the erection of street signs are Norman Gardens, Havendale, and Barbican. Also last year, the Council installed 15 parking facilities for disabled persons downtown and uptown, the Mayor told journalists.
He further announced, that the KSAC was looking at identifying funding to build parks in “strategically placed locations in the area to commence a series of beautification projects.”