(CMR) Phase 1 of the Airport Connector Road (ACR), officially named the Jay Bodden Highway, opened last Friday, December 22, 2023. The roadway is expected to ease the congestion of central George Town.
The Jay Bodden Highway is a planned four-lane, divided, two-mile-long highway that is to provide a direct link between the Owen Roberts Airport and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Phase 1 of the JBH extends from the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to the Water Authority Sewage Treatment Plane with internal roads providing access to the North Sound Road and Sparky Drive intersection.
Minister of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure Jay Ebanks said the opening of the highway was a step forward in our island's development and progress. He said it was a part of the ministry's objective to build safer roads.
“We're especially proud to name this highway after Jay Bodden, a visionary developer who played a pivotal role in shaping the Cayman Islands' infrastructure. We join the Bodden Family to celebrate his legacy through this remarkable project, which is set to relieve congestion on the ALT Roundabout and the busy Industrial Park,” the minister stated.
The opening of the highway comes as part of the National Road Authority’s continued effort to provide relief for congestion and improve commute times, primarily during rush hour.
The public is kindly reminded to travel along this area with caution and observe signage as they become familiar with this new route.