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On Thursday March 1st WE the People hosted a Town Hall Meeting in the Epworth Hall at the Ebenezer Methodist Church on Shirley street to discuss the proposed changes to traffic flow in the area of The Pond. The potential changes are to be implemented on a trial basis so as to improve overall traffic flow heading east along Bay Street (between Armstong and Montagu) and west along Shirley Street (between Kemp Road and Church Street) in conjunction with improvements being made to The Eastern Road and Montagu Beach.
As you may recall, these changes were presented to The Ministry of Public Works and Transport as a result of a survey of Pond residents and a traffic flow study commissioned by We The People in 2011. The attendance at the event included area residents and business representatives who participated fully with questions and concerns in a very enlightening and productive meeting. Schematics, lay-out plans, PowerPoint, traffic flow and traffic count studies were presented by Ray McKenzie (principal of Caribbean Civil Group Ltd. – the traffic, transportation and civil engineering consultants who produced the study) and Mario Smith, the Senior Design Engineer from the Ministry of Works (which will provide oversight and implementation of the plan). Interventions were also made by We The People Chairman Ed Fields who moderated the session and Mr. Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary in The Ministry of Works.
Attached you will not only find the current and proposed changes to traffic flow in the Pond area, but also the schematics to the ongoing work at the Montagu, Blair, Johnson Road and Fox Hill intersections with the Eastern Road. Though there was and is a general support for the proposed changes, WE do welcome your continued feedback and would be happy to answer any questions (email@example.com) for those that were unable to make the Town Meeting.
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