Tag: National Roads Authority

NRA tackling flooding after deluge

NRA tackling flooding after deluge

| 25/06/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): A heavy downpour of rain over George Town on Tuesday saw the roads in and around the capital awash with water; the rain also breached the new arrivals hall of the recently renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. Traffic was snarled up in the unexpected deluge, which flooded the Humane Society and other buildings. Officials […]

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Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

| 11/06/2019

I have written to the NRA a couple of times through their feedback email address and on Facebook and have not received a response. I made a suggestion to possibly help the traffic issue leaving town and heading east in the evenings, which is getting increasingly worse. My suggestion was that from 4:30pm onwards add […]

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NRA to move GT bus stop for safety reasons

NRA to move GT bus stop for safety reasons

| 24/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): As the National Roads Authority completes the work it has been doing in the Shedden Road-Crewe Road area close to the airport perimeter, it has received approval to move a public bus stop shelter to what it said was a safer and more convenient location. The existing bus stop is by the airport fence, […]

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How to reduce traffic at start and end of Linford Pierson?

How to reduce traffic at start and end of Linford Pierson?

| 14/05/2019

The work the NRA has done along the Linford Pierson Highways is great and has made a huge difference in the traffic jams along that stretch of road. But it doesn’t do anything to alleviate the bottleneck at each end – the roundabout at Kings Sports Centre and the mini-roundabout where the LPH meets Bobby […]

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New street lights to help save baby turtles

New street lights to help save baby turtles

| 26/02/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Forty special street lights have been purchased by the Department of Environment using cash from the Environmental Protection Fund to help prevent baby turtles hatching on local beaches from going the wrong way. The DoE said the new lights will be installed along roads adjacent to important turtle nesting beaches and where the most […]

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Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

| 14/11/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) conducted tests on samples of waste dumped into areas of wetlands around George Town, and a laboratory in Florida found that they contain carcinogens. The NRA was caught on camera by the TV news this summer dumping the sludgy material it cleans out of stormwater wells into the wetlands, which may have […]

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Parchment sacked by NRA board

Parchment sacked by NRA board

| 01/11/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Paul Parchment, who was suspended from his job as managing director of the National Roads Authority in April, has been fired. The chairman of the board of directors released a statement on Thursday stating that Parchment had been terminated on Wednesday, but he gave few details of his alleged misconduct. Donovan Ebanks said the […]

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NRA to host Cayman’s first road safety week

NRA to host Cayman’s first road safety week

| 27/09/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) has announced plans for the first-of-its-kind conference next week focusing on road safety. The conference opens on Monday, 1 October, and includes not just the authority responsible for building safe roads but other stakeholders including the police and the motor insurance sector. Billed as Road Safety Week, the conference […]

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NRA switches focus from LPH to other roads

NRA switches focus from LPH to other roads

| 03/09/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Phase two of the Linford Pierson Highway (LPH) expansion project is on hold while government continues negotiations to purchase the necessary land to complete that road. In the meantime, the National Roads Authority (NRA) has switched focus to the new Elgin Avenue extension as well as a project in Savannah along the Shamrock Road […]

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Private sector called on to landscape road

Private sector called on to landscape road

| 15/08/2018 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The planning minister has said that the private sector will take care of the landscaping along the new Linford Pierson Highway expansion but government has no plans to plant trees, shrubs, hedges or bush around the new road. The original natural landscape has been left along the sides of parts of the newly expanded […]

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$7.1M mile-long stretch of LPH opens

$7.1M mile-long stretch of LPH opens

| 10/08/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Phase one of the Linford Pierson Highway project was officially opened Friday morning, completing an important part of government’s plans to improve and expand the road network in and around George Town. Justifying the stretch of widened road, which is just over one-mile long and cost CI$7.1 million, the acting director of the National Roads […]

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