Tag: National Roads Authority

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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Road work aims to tackle traffic jams

Road work aims to tackle traffic jams

| 29/10/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority has begun work in the Red Bay area of George Town on several different roads in a bid to tackle the mounting traffic congestion in the mornings and evenings at the bottle necks there. Work is underway to create a third lane at the Grand Harbour Roundabout, which will be […]

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NRA plans 2nd road safety conference

NRA plans 2nd road safety conference

| 08/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Just as the issue of traffic congestion and the endless road accidents are at the top of the driving public’s agenda, the National Roads Authority is planning to host its second annual Road Safety conference at the end of this month. Among local and international speakers, the key note speaker for the four day […]

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Traffic trouble rolls on as light meter goes live

Traffic trouble rolls on as light meter goes live

| 14/08/2019 | 141 Comments

(CNS): There was little relief for any drivers trying to get through the Hurley’s Roundabout junction on Wednesday, after the new light meter on South Sound Road went live earlier than expected. At around 5:30pm CNS conducted a straw poll of motorists stuck in traffic jams along Crewe Road, Old Crewe Road and South Sound […]

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New light to tackle traffic trouble

New light to tackle traffic trouble

| 08/08/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): A new traffic signal metering system has been installed on South Sound Road, just before the Hurley’s Roundabout, as an interim solution to the traffic flow problem at that junction. The traffic signal meter, which will be activated only during the evening rush hour, is expected to reduce congestion along Crewe Road and the […]

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Major road works planned

Major road works planned

| 25/07/2019 | 142 Comments

(CNS): The government is planning some major road works in an effort to fix traffic congestion for people living in the Eastern Districts. Speaking at a public meeting in Prospect on Thursday for residents in both Red Bay and Prospect, officials outlined some major plans for widening, upgrading and improving the safety of existing roads, […]

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