An extension of Godfrey Nixon Way in George Town is about three months away from being completed, officials said. When finished, it will stretch from the traffic lights, past the Blue Marlin restaurant and bar on Eastern Avenue, and end by Da Fish Shack restaurant on North Church Street. The Godfrey Nixon Extension will enable motorists travelling from Eastern Avenue and the current Godfrey Nixon Road, a shorter and quicker commute to the heart of downtown George Town.
· Land acquisition – following the requisite land acquisitions, National Roads Authority (NRA) demolished several properties in December 2020 and January 2021.
· Clearing of the alignment. Construction of the Sub-base, drainage well installation, curb and gutter installation.
· Installation of Utility infrastructure commenced in late February and will continue pending completion of land acquisition.
The Rex Crighton Boulevard (formerly the East West Arterial) will be expanded by two miles from Hirst Road to east of Woodland Drive in Bodden Town.
Site clearing and preliminary filling has commenced – Topographical Survey and Final Design of Phase 1 (the section from Hirst Road to Woodland Drive) are in progress.
· Sub-base works to commence in early March
· NRA is finalizing design of the intersection of Hirst Rd and East-West Arterial, as well as options for the Intersection with Shamrock Rd at the eastern end of this segment.
· NRA are in discussions with the National Conservation Council to consider undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) concurrently with design / construction of Phase 2 from Woodland Dr to Lookout Gardens.
The NRA along with the Ministry of CPI is working to improve the commute for motorists coming from east during their morning commute as well as the drive home during their evening commute. These enhancements are part of a longer term project to widen the East West arterial. To date we have widened the Rex Crighton Blvd, Hurley Merren Blvd and multiple roundabouts, which include Dr. T, Red Bay, Century 21 (Grand Harbour) and CUC (Silver Oaks).
Dr Tomlinson Roundabout CLICK HERE
Red Bay Roundabout CLICK HERE
Century 21 (Grand Harbour) Roundabout CLICK HERE
The National Road Authority (NRA) is responsible for the planning, construction, supervision and maintenance of Cayman Islands roads. Whose main objective is to ensure the provision of a safe and efficient network to the users.
Assuming that traffic data is the basis of the ground transport system, this information serves as a tool in the process to make better decisions and with more support. Which almost always they are involved in the allocation of funds for continuous improvement of transport. So the impact that involves collecting traffic data, is extremely important.
On this occasion the NRA has decided to conduct a traffic study of wide coverage, after about 17 years since the last study of this kind.
The NRA has launched a bid that SEMIC won. SEMIC has conducted the field and office activities to carry out the project 2016 Traffic Data Collection Program.
From this Saturday, 2nd July, motorists, especially residents of the Prospect and Red Bay areas, will see an increase in work to reconfigure the Red Bay roundabout and enhance the east-west arterial. While work is underway, one lane will remain open as usual, and the closed bypass lane will be re-routed to another road to maintain traffic capacity. Work in this area is to be completed before the end of August. To ensure the safety of NRA workers as well as road users, drivers should remain aware of the temporary changes, drive with caution, and pay close attention to signs indicating lane closures or diversions.
The Ministry of District Administration, Works, Land and Agriculture has given the go-ahead to begin major expansion work on Elgin Avenue this month. Works Minister the Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP said the aim is to improve traffic flow and public safety ahead of the opening of the new government administration building early next year.