As part of the Central Business District Enhancement Project Phase One Upgrades, Cardinall Avenue between Albert Panton Street and Edward Street will temporarily close to vehicular traffic on Friday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. as work to transform the avenue into a pedestrian friendly street continues.
These changes are part of the Ministry of Infrastructure’s George Town Revitalisation Initiative.
This second phase of the project will include enhancements to infrastructure, new landscaping and paving in line with work that is already underway on the western section of Cardinall Avenue. The section of road is expected to be closed for four weeks.
For the duration of the road’s closure, Albert Panton Street will be rezoned into a two-way street to allow vehicle traffic to continue to flow freely. Local deliveries to businesses along the eastern section of Cardinall Avenue can be made via a specially marked delivery zone on Albert Panton Street. Cardinall Avenue remains open to pedestrian traffic as normal.
Significant work has been undertaken between Seafarers Way and Albert Panton Street, which is now being prepared for final paving. This section of the street has already benefitted from new underground utilities, street lighting and landscaping.
The final phase of the project will see the repaving of the section of Seafarers Way directly in front of Cardinall Avenue as well as the current taxi rank, creating a waterfront pocket park with ample seating and greenery. Mature trees have already been planted throughout the project area to create additional shading, including two 60-year-old Silver Thatch palm trees.
“This project has not been without its challenges, as we navigate through the supply chain issues, and scarcity and rising costs of construction materials, that are being experienced globally,” explains Colin Lumsden, George Town Manager and Revitalisation Initiative Coordinator. “However, we are on track for an early Fall 2022 completion date thanks to the hard work and support of our project partners, as well as the cooperation of local businesses and the public.”
The George Town Revitalisation Initiative is a multi-year government project led by the Ministry and designed to bring life and vibrancy back to Cayman’s capital. Robson Construction is leading the Central Business District Enhancement Project Phase One works with support from long-standing partners of the revitalisation project, the National Roads Authority, Caribbean Utilities Company and Apec Consulting Engineers Limited.
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