National Roads Authority (NRA) and Planning officials recently conducted an island-wide sweep of signs within the roadway shoulders, sidewalks and medians. Approximately 55 signs were removed and collected between West Bay and East End on the 28th June, 2022.
The NRA and Department of Planning wish to remind property owners and residents of the hazards of obstructing pedestrian areas, and business owners of the dangers of placing private signs within sidewalks.
“These signs pose great risk to our pedestrians as they may have to step-out into the road to avoid the sign,” said NRA Managing Director Edward Howard.
Store owners are reminded that A-frames should always be behind the sidewalk and not within junctions or on sidewalks.
All collected signs are carefully being stored by the NRA at the Poindexter Rd stockpile and owners who wish to retrieve their sign(s) should call 946-7780 or email email@example.com to arrange pick-up.
National Roads Authority and Planning will be conducting these sweeps two to three times annually in order to manage the number of encroachment violations.
The public is also reminded that under the Roads Act, road encroachments carry fines of up to $5,000. These signs require Planning permission and if not done, may be removed by planning officials at the owner’s expense.
To report an encroachment or obtain more information, call the NRA on 946-7780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .