The New Providence Road Improvement Project is about 85 percent complete, but there will still at least three new major road closures in the eastern area of the island this summer.
In light of the recent spike in traffic fatalities, the Minister of Transport and Aviation expressed a renewed interest in road safety but admitted they are a year behind in implementing a successful global initiative.
Traffic fatalities have risen to 24 for the year so far after three more died in three separate incidents.
Baha Mar is preparing for the permanent closure of Skyline Drive on July 15. The road will allow for an extension of the golf course and two cul-de-sacs will be created.
Cognisant of the need to prevent road traffic injuries and fatalities in 2002, the former Government administration established The Transport Policy and Planning Unit (TPPU).
One of the country’s specialty striping companies is asking questions about the presence of foreigner stripers currently working on two of the countries big road projects.
The Ministry of Works and Urban Development announced a three-day closure for Duke Street between Baillou Hill Road and Market Street beginning Saturday, May 26 to facilitate underground works in this area.
Improvements are being made around Nassau as a result of the Montagu Foreshore Redevelopment Project and the government’s New Providence Infrastructure and Improvement Project.
With the signing of contracts for a new dock, repair of a bridge and roads, the island of Exuma is poised for an infrastructure boost.