The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to alert members of the public about the following existing and upcoming roadworks:
1. Red Bay Roundabout: the NRA is providing an expansion to the Red Bay Roundabout, to enlarge it to three lanes. The increased capacity will help with traffic flow to and from the eastern districts. Works began last week, while the schools were on midterm break and completion is expected in December.
2. Selkirk Drive: the NRA will deliver a subdivision road upgrade and new road surface (hot mix paving) to Selkirk Drive and Abbey Way. The paving is due to take place in the first week of November.
3. Shamrock Road, between Mangrove Ave. and On The Run gas station: the NRA has implemented a new traffic pattern, allowing for two full lanes of travel westbound, from Mangrove Ave. to Admirals Ave. This added lane capacity will improve traffic flow for the Prospect area. A central lane has also been added to improve entry and exit to The Achievement Centre, Red Bay Primary and Lighthouse Schools.
4. Rex Crighton Blvd. between Poindexter Roundabout and Chrissie Tomlinson Roundabout: the NRA has begun work on expanding this section of Rex Crighton Blvd. from two to four lanes, to add capacity along this section. The increased number of lanes will help shorten the traffic queues that develop at this location in the morning peaks. The CTMH Roundabout will also be upgraded to accommodate additional traffic volumes along this area.
5. Grand Harbour Roundabout: the NRA has begun work to create a third lane at Grand Harbour Roundabout. This will be constructed inside the two existing lanes and will be used, temporarily, as a filter lane for traffic entering the roundabout from South Sound Road. Longer term plans will see the third lane used to help traffic flow in both directions between the CUC Roundabout (at King’s Sports Centre) and the CTMH Roundabout.
The NRA apologises for any inconvenience the upgrades may cause and reminds drivers to please be alert to new road layouts and to the safety of crews working on the projects.
The NRA will circulate further information related to these roadworks in the coming days, to provide road-users with more clarification.