Traffic pile up taking a bite out of productivity

Concern is being raised that productivity is being affected by the daily traffic gridlock in the Corporate Area due to the deteriorating road network following weeks of persistent rains.
Several roads now have gaping potholes which are impeding the flow of traffic and delaying motorists in reaching their destination.
Dennis Chung, Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), insisted on Wednesday that the situation was unacceptable. He noted that studies have shown that one of the greatest constraints on productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is traffic congestion.
Meanwhile, another attempt will be made today to repair sections of Mandela Highway which have been damaged by heavy rains. Traffic snarls have become the daily routine as motorists manoeuvre the affected sections of the major thoroughfare.
Repairs by the National Works Agency (NWA) along the highway have been hampered by the inclement weather.

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