The St. Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC) has announced several traffic changes to take effect December 20, through the Christmas and New Year period in Ocho Rios, St. Ann’s Bay and Brown’s Town. This is being done with the cooperation of the police as in previous years to make traffic flow easier and to get more order on the roadways in the main towns of St. Ann.
The changes will involve several streets being turned into one-way passage; some roadways marked for no parking, and some being made into areas for vending, keeping out traffic.
Details were given Monday morning December 10, by Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay and Chairman of the SAMC Michael Belnavis at a briefing at Almond Tree Restaurant, Ocho Rios. Mr. Belnavis said this was the first quarterly briefing and was aimed at bridging the information gap between St. Ann residents and the Municipal Corporation.
In addition to changes to roadways in the towns named, police also indicated they were to place emphasis on the Priory Main Road where traffic pile ups are again becoming a regularity as well as the Reynolds Pier western entry to Ocho Rios, especially during cruise ship days.
They have also identified the Eight Rivers Plaza, the busiest shopping plaza in Ocho Rios, as an area for attention, and new traffic arrangements, as it is believed the entrance exit results in heavy traffic back up on the Ocho Rios Bypass Road...Visit Our Website