Tag: National Roads Authority

Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

| 24/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority and the Department of Environmental Health, as well as community groups, non-profits and private sector companies, are now involved in an islandwide effort to clean up Grand Cayman following the passage of Tropical Storm Grace last week. The DEH has extended the opening hours at the dump, as vehicles continue […]

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NRA struggles with drain management

NRA struggles with drain management

| 17/08/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority is preparing for Tropical Storm Grace by cleaning and emptying drain wells as the heavy rain is expected to cause flooding in a number of areas across Grand Cayman. However, having started work Monday, there is not enough time for the teams to do all that needs to be done […]

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Ex McAlpine boss to chair CPA

Ex McAlpine boss to chair CPA

| 01/07/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Ian Pairaudeau, the former managing director of McAlpine and currently a construction consultant, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Planning Authority. The board’s new members were published on the government gazette Wednesday, revealing an entirely new line-up. The one board that the whole community was expecting to be replaced since […]

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East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

| 03/03/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Work on the next section of the long awaited East-West Arterial extension started this week, just six weeks out from the General Elections. The NRA will be constructing a roundabout at the Hirst Road junction, where the bypass currently ends, and extending the road to east of Woodland Drive, and then south to towards […]

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Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

| 18/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): After acting in the job for some three years the National Roads Authority Board has confirmed now confirmed Edward Howard as its new managing director. Howard took the reins in April 2018 after his former boss, Paul Parchment, was suspended and finally sacked later that year over what was believed to be the alleged […]

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NRA aims to improve safety for cyclists

NRA aims to improve safety for cyclists

| 07/09/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority has begun rolling out new symbols on some of the roads on Grand Cayman to indicate where the road is shared between bicyclists and motor vehicles in an effort to improve awareness and safety. The shared lane markings, or sharrows, are either white or green symbols with two chevrons and […]

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Roadworks underway while island under curfew

Roadworks underway while island under curfew

| 14/05/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): With fewer vehicles on the road during the current curfews, the National Roads Authority is taking advantage of the lull in traffic, using this time to work on critical road infrastructure projects on Grand Cayman, which a release from the NRA said will inject over $25 million into the local economy. The first projects […]

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NRA spending not properly controlled

NRA spending not properly controlled

| 01/03/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority has been spending large sums of cash without following the proper tendering process, the Office of the Auditor General found in a review of the authority’s financial reports. The NRA has spent public cash on marl, crosswalks and other equipment without putting the pricey contracts out to competitive bids. The […]

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Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

| 30/01/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning West Bay drivers that a sinkhole opened today along the side of Watercourse Road in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 7.7M earthquake and as many as 16 aftershocks. The report was made at around 2:30pm about the relatively small hole, located between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane. Officers have marked out the […]

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CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

| 30/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government properties have withstood the major earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck the Cayman Islands Tuesday, officials have said. In a press release Wednesday, GIS stated that a cross-departmental damage assessment found only superficial damage to public buildings caused by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and the more than a dozen aftershocks.

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Speed check radar coming to WB road

Speed check radar coming to WB road

| 05/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced plans to introduce speed check radar signs on the West Bay Road and some other locations where excessive speeding is prevalent. Speaking at the National Roads Authority’s recent road safety conference, the minister responsible for roads, Joey Hew, said that studies have shown that drivers will slow down 80% of […]

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