Full Road Closures Go Into Effect

Saturday 25th, February 2012 / 17:08 Published by

Road closures and traffic diversions

Nassau, The Bahamas – Several road closures will go into effect beginning February 27 as the New Providence Infrastructure and Improvement project advances.

Shenique Albury environmental specialist of the Project Execution Unit of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport gave an update on the project during a news briefing Thursday.

The first of eight stages of roadworks will begin on Monday, February   27 at the Fox Hill Road and Prince Charles Drive intersection. The work will be carried out over approximately nine weeks.

“Work will be done on the outside of the existing carriageway initially,” said Ms. Albury. “Motorists will be able to continue their east/west movements.”

As of February 27 the intersection at Wulff Road/Market Street will be closed to allow installation of underground traffic signal ducts, excavation and road paving works.   This closure is expected to last for three   weeks.

A full closure will be implemented beginning Monday, February 27 on Baillou Hill Road South between Soldier and Malcolm Roads. The closure is to facilitate installation of drainage, water mains and service ducts for all major utility companies and is expected to continue for several weeks. Motorists are asked to divert through Soldier or Malcolm Roads.

Work has begun on the temporary widening of Prince Charles Drive between Burger King and Soldier Road. Two-way traffic is restricted to the northern section of the road.

Roadworks continue on Market Street north between Wulff Road and Duke Street.   A full closure is in effect between Brougham and Duke Streets to facilitate installation of underground utilities and paving. It is anticipated that Brougham Street to Ross Corner will be paved with the first layer of asphalt next week.

Despite road closures,” said Ms. Albury, “local access is granted to residents and business patrons. The public is encouraged to continue to support businesses that fall within a work area.”

Road users are encouraged to exercise caution and to follow traffic signs in place especially while driving in areas of active construction.

By Kathryn Campbell
Bahamas Information Services

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