Downtown GT road work to continue 50 feet at a time

| 08/03/2024 | 19 Comments
Roadworks in George Town

(CNS): Work on the roads and the paving of parts of George Town is moving to the next stage of the National Roads Authority’s Traffic Diversion Plan, which is part of the Central Business District Enhancement Project (CBDEP). According to an update from the infrastructure ministry, work will be carried out in sections of about 50 feet at a time to help minimise disruption to businesses and pedestrians in the area but will affect motorists travelling along Edward Street, Main Street, Cardinall Avenue and Dr Roy’s Drive.

“We have been pleased with the flow of vehicle traffic through Central George Town throughout the first two phases of the Traffic Diversion Plan, and we are confident that the NRA’s approach, which has broken down the works into smaller sections, will continue to keep the project teams moving as quickly as possible through the central business district,” said CBDEP Project Manager Keisha Callender from the Public Works Department.

Since the project began earlier this year, CUC and the Water Authority Cayman have completed work to the underground infrastructure along the south section of Edward Street, with upgrades now continuing north to Fort Street.

At the same time, CBDEP contractor Robson Construction has begun the next stage of overground enhancements, which includes installing deep and fire wells and electrical work for George Town’s new lighting plan at the George Town Post Office intersection.

The core project team and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, Infrastructure, Transport and Development, Robson Construction, CUC, WAC and the RCIPS, continue to meet weekly to discuss progress on the project and feedback. Every member is actively involved and has influence over their area of responsibility, making sure the project runs smoothly and any concerns are resolved promptly and effectively, officials stated in a release about the project, which began in 2020.

“The CBDEP is a large-scale and complex capital project with many stakeholders involved, but by using the Critical Path Method in our project management and regular offsite and onsite meetings, we are making good progress,” said the George Town Manager and Revitalisation Initiative Coordinator Colin Lumsden. “Thank you to our team for working together and to the George Town community for your continued patience and support.”

See the full NRA Traffic Diversion Plan here.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wha’ a mess!!!

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  2. Mumbichi says:

    So, tearing up the road once again, and STILL not a bike lane. What is it going to take? Infrastructure upgrades should always precede development. Okay, so we got that wrong. Will Grand Cayman EVER have bike lanes, or has that ship sailed? If it has sailed then we should be ashamed.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Robson construction got that bag!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    CAYMANIANS WASTING MORE MONEY!!! Meanwhile bad drivers, guns everywhere, bad education system and on and on and on……

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  5. anon says:

    Cardnal Ave took a year at least and blocked traffic flow from Seafarers Way. Is this going to be another excerciese in futility like the North Church St “link road”?.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And can we ask – was the Cardinall Ave project a success? Sure the former street area looks nice but there’s nothing new there. Half of the aging Kirk Freeport shops are closed. The Kirks focus their attention at Bayshore now. It’s a nice pedestrian area with not much to do. Want to eat? Your options are a tourist trap (Sharkeys?) or a little gelato shop (with excellent gelato but still.).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if there will be enough tarmac left to do Marbel Dr, Slate Dr and Helen Dr? Silly me, that was done just before the last election 😅. Bent doesn’t begin to describe Cayman.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    The traffic hellscape beatings will continue until morale improves.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    For the benefit of people that are relatively new to the island and those that may only retain 3 years of memory there’s an election coming up next year folks. Expect more of this knee jerk, frantic, sporadic hap hazard, road works to hinder your already congested way until around the end of February 2025.

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    • Anonymous says:

      10.14 For those new to this page,this comment is the typical response of a bunch of negative people who are simply anti-everything.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if all these progressive people working on this have heard about mobile lighting?

    Is there really any need to disrupt the already disrupted traffic flows in and around GT Central by not having this work done at night?

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Waste of money.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    “We have been pleased with the flow of vehicle traffic through Central George Town throughout the first two phases of the Traffic Diversion Plan…”

    We who? Not the motoring public!!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    “So, let’s start digging up central George Town during peak tourist season when lots of cruise ships are in with passengers wandering through a building site, plus the schools are in with maximum traffic. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea and don’t worry about traffic back-up, people don’t mind. Much better than doing it in the summer when there are a lot less tourists wandering about and much less traffic.”

    All those in favour say Aye: “AYE”

    All those against? Crickets.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    hope it dont take as long as the otherside did? giddeyup ppl

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  14. JTB says:

    Has anyone done a comparison with the details of the changes to GT waterfont under the CBDEP, and those which were proposed in the definitely-not-going-ahead Cruise port development project which is definitely not going ahead no sirree honest guv would I lie to you?

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  15. BLVCKLISTED says:

    “We have been pleased with the flow of vehicle traffic through Central George Town throughout the first two phases of the Traffic Diversion Plan, and we are confident that the NRA’s approach, which has broken down the works into smaller sections, will continue to keep the project teams moving as quickly as possible through the central business district,”

    Another day that I’m convinced I somehow live in a completely different country than the people who call the shots.

    I’m just glad they turned central GT into a racetrack so I can practice my lap times on the way in to work in the morning.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Clusterfark.
    #worldclass

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