MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For years, business operators, motorists and pedestrians have been inconvenienced whenever there is a downpour of rain on Villa Road in Mandeville, due to flooding caused by inadequate drainage.
Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell told the Observer that the work is critical in mitigating flooding, especially now in the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.
Motorists travelling from deCarteret Road, Levy Lane, and Wesley Road can access businesses up to the Jamaica Public Service building and Steak House, beyond which they will not be able to proceed.
Where serious flooding is taking place, we are thinking of drilling in these areas, so it can take off the water,” Oliphant said.
Other areas being considered for similar work to be done to alleviate flooding are on deCarteret Road in the vicinity of Belair High School and Wiles Corner, below Northern Caribbean University.