Tag: traffic congestion

Alden admits deal not done on Red Bay road

Alden admits deal not done on Red Bay road

| 17/03/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Alden McLaughlin claims he had “simply reported what I understood from the briefing I received from the ministry responsible” when he said government had struck a deal with the relevant landowners to complete what appears to be a controversial road linking Red Bay with the Grand Harbour area. After Davenport Development issued a release […]

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CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

| 03/03/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Commuters from the Eastern Districts will face extra traffic headaches on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of this month, as CUC and its contractors make upgrades between its new Prospect substation and Savannah. Officials from the power company said it will be erecting utility poles and […]

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Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

| 03/03/2021

Alric Lindsay writes: The one thing we know for sure about the traffic problem in Cayman is that building more lanes is not the solution. This is because multiple lanes simply lead back to a bottleneck. We need to start looking at common-sense ways to reduce traffic. This will also require some discipline and sacrifice on […]

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Crashes return as traffic increases

Crashes return as traffic increases

| 30/09/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Road collisions in Cayman were back to pre-COVID levels this past week, the RCIPS has said. Between 20 and 27 September officers responded to over 50 reports of crashes, more than ten of them involving injuries. The traffic unit said the majority of these crashes were due to speeding and people driving under the […]

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CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

| 22/09/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has introduced formal policies for both flexible and remote working for civil servants. Despite concerns that the public sector is not doing much to address the traffic problems, with a return to significant congestion levels last week, the civil service boss said the policies introducing this shift were proving successful […]

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Drivers fume over return of traffic jams

Drivers fume over return of traffic jams

| 17/09/2020 | 240 Comments

(CNS): With students back in school and parents back in the office, traffic congestion levels have quickly returned to pre-COVID-19 levels for commuters in the Eastern Districts. Drivers are fuming that government has failed to take the opportunity to press the reset button to better manage the commute for thousands of workers coming into George […]

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Driver critical after BT crash

Driver critical after BT crash

| 07/01/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): One driver is in hospital in critical condition after a serious single-vehicle collision in the Pease Bay area of Bodden Town on Sunday evening, 5 January. At about 7pm the vehicle, which was travelling in the eastbound lane of Bodden Town Road, east of Lakeside Drive, careered off the road into a tree, police […]

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8,000 drivers make use of amnesty

8,000 drivers make use of amnesty

| 18/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Almost 8,000 drivers took advantage of the amnesty that enabled them to avoid paying owed fees for unlicensed vehicles and helped clean up the licensing registry. Joey Hew, the minister responsible for the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL), told the Legislative Assembly during the budget debate last week that over 4,600 people […]

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Traffic jammed to BT after rush-hour crash

Traffic jammed to BT after rush-hour crash

| 04/11/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The usual morning traffic woes were compounded on Monday, after a jeep and truck crashed on Shamrock Road, near to Peanuts gas station in the West Bound Lane at around 7am, police said. According to posts on social media, traffic was stationary for more than an hour in the wake of the smash and […]

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Drivers fueling traffic trouble, say police

Drivers fueling traffic trouble, say police

| 01/11/2019 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Police who have been conducting traffic diversions during the morning and evening commute to and from the Eastern Districts said they have spotted a significant amount of poor and unsafe driving, which is fuelling traffic congestion. Police issued 330 speeding tickets in October and have caught drivers failing to pay attention to the road, […]

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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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