Far too many individuals and companies who own large portions of land are failing to maintain them.
Minister of Elder Affairs and People Empowerment, Cynthia Forde, says legislation requires property owners to keep at least six feet of land from the roadside clear.
However, she says many are not adhering to this, and as a result, already narrow roads are reduced to single lane traffic.
Minister Forde was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a tour with officials from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance.
Minister in the Ministry, Peter Phillips says overgrown lots are also proving a challenge for the Transport Board.