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Canal Point Drive Improvements

NRA Hard at Work on Canal Point Drive

The National Roads Authority (NRA) is asking motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution this weekend (7 and 8 March 2015) and into next week, as it carries out improvements on Canal Point Drive that runs along the Strand Shopping Centre, off West Bay Road.

Works to improve Canal Point Drive is part of the NRA’s short term road construction plans to make both functional and drainage improvements to the existing road.

The project includes Canal Point Drive between West Bay Road and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Its ultimate goal is to construct a three-lane carriageway, to improve the sidewalks and to improve drainage.

Concrete works (as noted in the Compass newspaper today - Friday, 6 March, 2015) started on Monday, 2 March and will continue for about four weeks.

Scheduled work includes drain-well drilling over this weekend (Saturday, 7 March and Sunday, 8 March). After this the asphalt surface of the roadway will be removed at night, on Tuesday, 10 March and Wednesday 11 March.

As a result, the eastern half of Canal Point Drive (between Esterley Tibbetts Highway and the Copper Falls location) will be closed on Tuesday night, from 11.00pm until 7am. The western half of Canal Point Drive (from Copper Falls westwards to West Bay Road) will close on Wednesday night at the same time.  As each side of the road closes the other half will remain open for access. 

Work including: grading, paving and road marking will continue during the day on Thursday 12 March.  

Officials at the NRA thank the public for its patience, as the authority strives to improve the road network for the benefit of all users.

For more information, call the NRA on 946-7780, visit the website:, or visit our new facebook page at