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Motorists Urged To Take Caution As Roadworks Continue

Front Pages 09 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Motorists Urged To Take Caution As Roadworks Continue

In light of the ongoing roadworks across Grand Cayman, the National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to emphasise the importance of safety in the work zone. NRA is calling for  motorists to exercise caution when driving through work zones and to pay close attention to signage and cones in construction zones.

Road construction and expansion is taking place island-wide with projects like the East-West Arterial, Linford Pierson Highway expansion and the Airport Connector Road. With these ongoing projects requiring crew members to spend long hours on the road, NRA is calling for the public to work together to keep everyone safe.

“Our workers have had a few close calls while out on the roads. There have been instances where motorists have knocked down cones or sped through work zones, almost hitting our crew. Our workers are putting their lives at risk to make Cayman’s roads safer for all, let’s keep them safe too.” said Edward Howard, Managing Director of the National Roads Authority.

The public is reminded that reckless driving and speeding are prohibited in and around road work zones. Those caught doing so may receive a fine of up to $200. By paying attention to road work signs, orange traffic cones and other signage, drivers can help ensure the safety of workers as well as other motorists.

Mr. Howard from NRA offered some tips and words of advice to help motorists navigate through work zones.

“Slow down immediately as you see a ‘Road Works Ahead’ sign. Half of the danger to our workers can be omitted with reduced speed. Pay attention to traffic control signs or personnel and always keep a safe distance between you, the workers and their equipment.”

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