Tag: traffic congestion

Minister pressing NCC over east-west arterial

Minister pressing NCC over east-west arterial

| 24/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The minister with responsibility for infrastructure, Joey Hew, has said government is in talks with the National Conservation Council over plans to extend the East-West Arterial Road to Bodden Town. With mounting congestion during the morning and evening commute for residents east of George Town, the minister said efforts by police to direct and […]

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Cops to try out another traffic jam diversion

Cops to try out another traffic jam diversion

| 21/10/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is trying out another temporary diversion to address the evening traffic jams at Grand Harbour. Starting next Monday, on weekday evenings police will be preventing traffic entering the Hurley’s roundabout from South Sound Road and traffic heading west from Shamrock Road from leaving the roundabout at the Grand Harbour entrance. Vehicles will […]

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New diversion plan set for Monday morning jam

New diversion plan set for Monday morning jam

| 06/10/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): As the ministry responsible for roads and infrastructure along with the police continue to wrestle with the best way to address the mounting traffic congestion from the east, the RCIPS traffic unit has announced another new traffic diversion for Monday. Anton Bodden Drive will be temporarily closed to westbound traffic between 6:00 and 8:00am […]

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Minister apologises as traffic jams worsen

Minister apologises as traffic jams worsen

| 03/10/2019 | 191 Comments

(CNS): Frustrations were running high Thursday morning among drivers commuting into George Town from the Eastern Districts as the traffic was more jammed than ever. Several readers contacted CNS to raise concerns after experiencing worsening congestion on the roads coming into town, with traffic said to be backed up into Savannah before 6:30am. Social media […]

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New plan to tackle morning traffic jam cancelled

New plan to tackle morning traffic jam cancelled

| 01/10/2019 | 168 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Plans for traffic diversions in the Red Bay/Prospect area that were due to begin Wednesday morning (2 October) were cancelled Tuesday night until further notice. The diversions were said to be an effort to tackle the increasing traffic congestion for drivers commuting from the Eastern Districts into George Town. Police said that the […]

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Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

| 23/09/2019 | 203 Comments

(CNS): Just a few weeks after Cayman’s students returned to school, traffic on the roads has reached some of the worst congestion levels ever experienced here, especially for drivers coming from and going to the Eastern Districts. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew held an emergency inter-agency meeting last week to find solutions, such as […]

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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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Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

Minister agrees to tackle traffic troubles

| 18/04/2019 | 177 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to examine setting emissions and other standards for vehicles imported into the Cayman Islands and address other issues fuelling congestion on local roads. Responding last week to a motion on the weight of traffic and the importation of vehicles, a merger of two private members’ motions, Joey Hew, the minister responsible […]

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Staggered time is a cost effective short term remedy

Staggered time is a cost effective short term remedy

| 21/01/2016 | 36 Comments

Mario E. Ebanks writes: One idea/solution that would assist with the chronic “rush hour” traffic congestion on Grand Cayman is staggered time, basically a “shift” system which sets the arrival and departure time of employees (and maybe school children as well) from their workplaces. Is it necessary for every administrative or “white collar” worker to arrive […]

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