Traffic on the island’s roads is expected to be intensified tremendously during this extraordinary Regatta season especially in the main town of Hillsborough.
In light of this, authorities need to act with great haste to ensure that the rugged and rough piece between the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs in Beausejour and the junction of Main and Middle Street is given the urgent attention it needs.
It is shameful and would be of further disgrace to welcome a record number of visitors to our shores, only for them to be greeted with pot holes and dangerously shelling edges on that piece of road. Several parts of that portion of road are narrow and should a driver fail in his averaging it could result in an accident. The road also has to cater for pedestrians, which further highlights the dangers it presents. This can be a first impression to our visitors and when considered that the “first is lasting”, the authorities would want to employ some smarts to quickly address this eyesore situation. The road also falls within the immediate vicinity of a popular hotel and restaurant, which immediately exposes the frequent movements of people in the area. It is also the most popularly used road for vehicles travelling to and from the north and eastern sides of the island.
The authorities also have to take into consideration that it would take some time for those from North America who are familiar to driving on the right to make the switch to this country’s left side driving traffic rules.
It is also the gateway for those to the south looking to access the northern part of the island and to the island’s lone hospital at Belair, Princess Royal.