In an ongoing bid to ensure the safety of pedestrians, the Cabinet will soon consider a request to purchase sixteen (16) brand new solar powered Flashing Beacon Signal sets that will be installed at crosswalks in various locations across the island.

This from Public Works Minister Lt Colonel David Burch, who said: “From Mullet Bay in St George’s to Maxi-mart in White Hill, there will be new safety signals to protect those crossing our roadways.

“To further protect pedestrians, the Ministry has now repainted some twenty (20) crosswalks around the Island.

“This can be seen in places like Flatts Village in Smith’s Parish, Crawl Hill, Whale Bay and Harlem Heights in Hamilton Parish and outside Ice Queen in Paget Parish. The next scheduled work areas are in Ferry Reach in St. George’s, South Road in Warwick and Middle Road near Cobb’s Hill.”

Speaking in the Lower House earlier this month, the Minister added: “Yes the state of our roads are uncomfortable but this sacrifice is well worth the wait.

“The Ministry of Public Works commits to getting our roadways fixed however, we are not in the position to do everything all at once,” said Col Burch.

“I continuously thank the public for their patience with this initiative and as the overall infrastructure works conclude, we will follow with permanent asphalt paving. While not ideal, in the interim the Ministry will continue to apply temporary asphalting and fix potholes.”