(CMR) The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, and the National Roads Authority (NRA) have announced that Phase 2 of the Linford Pierson Highway widening project will commence on Monday, March 14. National Roads Authority representatives estimate that the works will last for 16 months.
Phase 2 of the Linford Pierson Highway will see a widening of the road from two travel lanes to six travel lanes between Agnes Way Roundabout and the traffic signal at Bobby Thompson Way and Smith Road. The road will feature a raised solid grass median, along with enhanced drainage and street lighting.
Infrastructure Minister Hon. Jay Ebanks has reiterated Government’s commitment to continuing the road projects across Grand Cayman.
“The teams at the NRA have been implementing a number of improvement projects that will make a real difference to road users whether drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians. We understand there are still a number of concerns, but through innovation and resourcefulness, we will be able to tackle this issue effectively,” he stated.
The added lane capacity on the Linford Pierson Highway is expected to significantly reduce traffic cues on Huldah Avenue and Crewe Road during the evening peak hour and reduce cues and travel times for morning peak hour traffic as well.
During the project, the National Road Authority will utilize segments of the current roadway to implement a temporary road scheme that will provide some immediate relief from congestion. At the same time, crews will work on the placement of utilities and the expansion of lanes for the permanent scheme.
Motorists and all road users are asked to proceed through the construction zone with extra caution, watching out for signs and road markings as lane configuration may change periodically throughout construction.