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 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 Airport Road Connector (ACR) will assist commuters to the North Sound Area and will help to alleviate congestion at the Butterfield roundabout.
Planning: Completed, Gazetted per Boundary Plan 588 in December 2016
Design: Completed for Section1 - Esterley Tibbetts Highway to Allie B Drive. Section 2 requires further geotechnical analysis and design.
Construction: Phase 1 construction, which extends between the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Allie B Drive, is expected to be completed by end of 2022. Section 2 is expected to start in early 2023.
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.
This new road scheme creates a link from Crewe Road, near King's Gym through to the Edgewater Way and the Grand Harbour area.
Plans are now in place for an eventual connection to Selkirk Drive and the Prospect area. When completed, this road will provide an alternate, parallel alignment to Crewe Road from CUC Roundabout to Red Bay Roundabout.
Planning: Gazetted as Boundary Plan 637
Cost: approximately 3 million
Project Timeline: 4 months (expected start June 2022)