The next phase of the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure’s Central Business District Enhancement Project (“CBEP”) is scheduled to commence on Monday, 25 September 2023 as part of the ongoing George Town Revitalisation Initiative.
This phase includes the reconstruction of the intersection in front of the George Town Post Office to create better connectivity in the area. There will also be significant upgrades to underground infrastructure on the connecting sections of Edward Street, Main Street and Shedden Road.
Under the long-term revitalisation initiative to make the capital more attractive and accessible to all who live, work and visit it, the project is supported by the National Roads Authority, Caribbean Utilities Company and the Water Authority, and is expected to take about seven months.
“One of the goals of the George Town Revitalisation Initiative is to help people move around our city more easily and effectively by developing better street networks and public spaces,” says George Town Manager and Revitalisation Initiative Coordinator, Colin Lumsden.
The first phase of the Central Business District Enhancement Project saw the pedestrianisation of a section of Cardinall Avenue and major upgrades to underground and overground infrastructure along the entire street as well as Albert Panton Street and Seafarers Way.
These enhancements have not only made the area more walkable but also useable, with large-scale events such as Cayman Art Week and the LIVE Street Food Festival being held in the space this year, as well as new traditions like the Ministry of Agriculture’s Town Market, which is set to become a regular happening later this year.
Upgrades to the George Town Post Office intersection will take place first, with traffic diversions to facilitate the works being finalised and announced soon.
“Our mission is to bring life and vibrancy back to our capital and the tremendous success of phase one has set the stage for this next phase of enhancements,” adds Lumsden. “Soon all central George Town will be connected by pedestrian walkways and shaded pocket parks, creating an enhanced experience for all.”
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