The Airport Connector is a planned 4-lane divided, two (2) mile long highway that is to provide a direct link between the Owen Roberts Airport and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.
Section 1 of the ACR which extends from the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to Alie B Drive is complete. Section 1 costs approximately $10.2M.
On December 22nd 2023 @ noon motorists will we able to access North Sound Road and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway using Section 1 of the ACR, Alie B Drive, Lincoln Dr and Sparky Drive as illustrated below:
GRAND OPENING OF AIRPORT CONNECTOR ROAD: JAY BODDEN HIGHWAY
The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to inform the public that Phase 1 of the Airport Connector Road (ACR) will open this Friday, December 22, 2023. Officially named the Jay Bodden Highway, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30am, with Phase 1 of the Jay Bodden Highway opening to the public at noon the same day.
The Jay Bodden Highway is a planned four lane divided, two mile long highway that is to provide a direct link between the Owen Roberts Airport and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Phase 1 of the JBH extends from the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to the Water Authority Sewage Treatment Plane with internal roads providing access to the North Sound Road and Sparky Drive intersection.
This comes as part of the National Road Authority’s continued effort to provide relief for congestion and improve commute times primarily durin...
New road layout at Bobby Thompson Way roundabout
The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to notify the public of the opening of the new roundabout on Bobby Thompson Way on Monday December 11th 2023.
From Monday, 11th December 2023, the existing roundabout on Bobby Thompson Way will be removed, shifting traffic to the larger roundabout, however, it is still an active construction site. Not all lanes will be completed, so motorists are being asked to drive with due care and attention.
The NRA thanks everyone for their patience and support while we continue to work to improve the roads in this area.
Members of the public can email [email protected] with questions or comments regarding this project. For any urgent questions or concerns please call 525-1251.
National Road Safety Strategy - The Road to Zero
17 November 2023 | By: Anne Kensington-Lott
Developed in collaboration with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the National Roads Authority (NRA), and the Department of Vehicle and Driver's Licensing (DVDL), the NRSS charts a bold path towards eliminating road fatalities and serious injuries by 2038. This strategy ushers in a new era of road safety with a clear vision: "Safe Roads, Safe Cayman: The Road to Zero".
The NRSS is the result of an extensive partnership, leveraging the expertise and resources of key stakeholders to create a safer future for all road users. It outlines innovative and targeted initiatives aimed at transforming the Cayman Islands' road safety culture, infrastructure, and enforcement mechanisms.
Minister Johany "Jay" Ebanks expressed the urgency and importance, stating, "The NRSS is our pledge to the people of the Cayman Islands. It is a comprehensive approach that prioritizes life and the safety of every individual on our roads. Every step we take from now on is a step towards a future where road accidents no longer claim the lives of our residents and visitors." The NRSS addresses critical areas for action, such as enhancing driver education, improving pedestrian and cyclist safety, upgrading road infrastructure, and leveraging technology for better enforcement. The strategy also emphasizes the importance of community engagement and education to instil a culture of road safety.
Key highlights of the NRSS include:
Saving Lives on Cayman Roads: Initiatives to reduce high-risk behaviours and promote safe driving habits.
Using Roads Safely: Education campaigns targeting all demog...
Finalized April 4th 2023 - Complete Final NRA EWA Extension Terms of Reference with appendices (350 pages) - Redacted July 6th 2023
Finalized April 4th 2023 - Main Final NRA EWA Extension Terms of Reference (104 pages)
Finalized April 4th 2023 - Appendices for Final NRA EWA Extension Terms of Reference - Redacted July 6th 2023 (246 pages)
The public is invited to review and comment on the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road.
Your input will be considered in the finalisation of the Terms of Reference document which is available to download above.
There will be two public meetings:
Printed copies will also be available at the following locations:
Comments on the draft Terms of Reference may be submitted:
The Rex Crighton Boulevard (formerly the East West Arterial) will be extended 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.
NRA has finalized the 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 undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) concurrently with design / construction of Phase 2 from Woodland Dr to Lookout Gardens.
The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure and the National Roads Authority (NRA) announce that Phase 2 of the Linford Pierson Highway widening project will commence on Monday, March 14. Expected full completion summer 2023. A temporary traffic pattern offering interim increased lane capacity has been put in place. The cost of the project will be approximately $7.5M.
Phase 2 of the Linford Pierson Highway will see a widening of the road from two travel lanes to six travel lanes between Agnes Way Roundabout and the traffic signal at Bobby Thompson Way and Smith Road. The road will feature a raised solid grass median, along with enhanced drainage and street lighting.
April 29th 2022 Press Release Update - Click Here
Initial Press Release - CLICK HERE
Boundary Plan 615 with aerial - CLICK HERE
Gazette Plan BP 615 - CLICK HERE
Project Board - CLICK HERE
Diversion - CLICK HERE
Hurley Merren and Crewe Road Widening project (6 lanes) is a complex multi-phase road development project that involves increase of lane capacity on the primary arterials and at intersections supporting these arterials.
The project began in 2019 with 3 lane upgrades to the Grand Harbour Roundabout, Red Bay Roundabout and Chrissie Tomlinson Roundabout. The CUC Roundabout at Kings Sports Centre is also scheduled for a major upgrade starting in early 2023.
Travel lane expansion for roadways in between is being carried out in segments as the process requires complex relocation of utilities and the removal and replacement of boundary walls, fences, etc.
Section 1 - CLICK HERE
Section 2 - CLICK HERE
The NRA per the upcoming Hurricane Season is taking proactive measures in the maintenance of our vertical wells. The dates and locations are subject to minor change.
The Godfrey Nixon Way Extension will stretch from the traffic lights at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Giodfrey Nixon Way, 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.
Planning: Completed, gazetted as Boundary Plan 591 in November of 2018.
Construction: In Progress, Expected full completion of Section 1 from North Church Street to Diaz Lane expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The completion of the reamining sections is subject to land compensation elements.