(CMR) As part of the Central Business District Enhancement Project Phase One Upgrades, Cardinall Avenue between Seafarers Way and Albert Panton Street will finally close to general vehicular traffic on Monday, 14 March, as it begins its transformation into a pedestrianized street.
Since the upgrade project kicked off on 31 January, the project team, which is being led by the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, has undertaken all measuring and surveying requirements for the full Cardinall Avenue enhancement site as well as other ancillary work.
From Monday, this section of the street, between Seafarers Way and Albert Panton Street, will be accessible to local traffic only. The eastern section of the road, between Albert Panton Street and Edward Street, remains open to general one-way traffic via Albert Panton Street.
“We saw a last-minute opportunity to carry out the initial weeks of project work without closing the road to general traffic,” explained Colin Lumsden, George Town Manager and Revitalisation Initiative Coordinator.
“This also gave us time to carry out some more stakeholder meetings and we hope the ample notice, as well as the additional few weeks of vehicular access to Cardinall Avenue, has helped local businesses and the general public to prepare for the new flow of traffic into central George Town once the road closes,” he added.
Cardinall Avenue will remain open to foot traffic for access to shops, cafes, and businesses, which continue operations as usual.
The Central Business District Enhancement Project is a part of the George Town Revitalisation Initiative, a multi-year government project led by the Ministry and designed to bring life and vibrancy back to Cayman’s capital. The Cardinall Avenue upgrades are expected to take five months and will create new opportunities for locals in the capital and enhance the visitor experience for tourists.
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