Mayor bemoans state of MoBay's roads
While major stakeholders in Montego Bay are declaring the city's readiness to embrace lucrative investments, the city's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is unhappy with the state of the road network, which is steadily falling apart due to lack of proper maintenance.
"Those of you who have been here long enough know that the roadways, to include Barnett Street, St James Street, Union Street, Market Street, Church Street, Creek Street, Harbour Street and others, have not undergone any major road rehabilitation programme in the last 30 years," said Davis.
He said Montego Bay is on the cusp of welcoming a number of major investments in the areas of tourism, business-process outsourcing and aviation.
"We are prepared to bring the necessary resolution to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to have all these roads overlaid with asphalted concrete to deal with our sidewalk projects as we continue to deal with our drainage system," Davis said.
He said that the municipal corporation has been working on a major sidewalk project and has already spent more than $50 million on that.