Roadwork

Temporary road closures

July 08, 2011

THERE will be temporary road closures on East Street south and Baillou Hill Road south as work continues on the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project, the Ministry of Public Works advised.

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Media get first hand look at progress of road works

July 08, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - Media firms were given an opportunity to get a "first hand"  look at the progress of work on the various corridors that fall under The Government's New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project (NPRIIP).

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Letter: The New Providence Road Works need to take a different approach

July 06, 2011

It's hard for me to understand the short term goals of the persons responsible for the road works in New Providence.

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Roadworks face three month delay

July 06, 2011

THE COMPLETION date for the New Providence Road Improvement project has been delayed by three months due to the discovery of unmapped and undocumented utilities along with other natural factors.

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120 million New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project Shows Signs of Progress

July 05, 2011

Nassau,The Bahamas - The Government's $120 million New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project (NPRIIP) is making "steady" progress.

The project is an initiative designed to improve the road network by constructing new road corridors, reconstructing existing road corridors and improving major intersections.

East Street and Robinson Road - Road pavement has been installed on East Street and Robinson Road beginning at Claridge Road. New traffic signal lights and drainage wells have also been placed at this junction...

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Ministry of Works advises motorists of road closures and progress

July 02, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - As the construction phase of the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project (NPRIIP) continues, Shenique Albury, environmental specialist with NPRIIP advised the public of various road closures and highlighted progress made to date during a briefing on June 29.

Baillou Hill Road will be closed between Robinson Road and Bahama Avenue to accommodate road paving on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Motorists travelling north should use First Street as an alternative. According to Ms. Albury work on Baillou Hill Road from Wulff Road to Robinson Road is "substantially" complete, however minor works are ongoing...

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Area businesses lament impact of work on Robinson Road

June 29, 2011

A mound of sand and asphalt and a deep trench marooned the workers and vehicles of Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary on Robinson Road and Fifth Street yesterday, the result of the "insensitive" manner in which the New Providence Road Improvement Project is being carried out, president of the mortuary Randy Curtis said to The Nassau Guardian.
Curtis said when he arrived at his business, workers had dug a trench in front of his driveway and piled the sand and rubble so far across it that only a muddy, rocky walking path was left.  There was no way Curtis could remove his hearse - an essential part of his business - until the mound of rubble was removed and the trench covered.
"We arrived to work this morning and when we arrived to work the men had a trench blocking our vehicles here," he said.
"I understand the work has to be done but we are asking for sensitivity, we are asking for respect, they don't respect the small business persons in this area and just do what they have to do."
Curtis, as have so many other Robinson Road business owners, complained that they received no consultation or warning from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport before the work was carried out around their businesses.  And he said that adequate signage has not been placed in the construction zones.
"They see us every day and no one said, well Mr. Curtis tomorrow we'll be doing X, Y, Z," he said.  "There is no signage in adjoining streets to say how to get to the businesses through here."
Yesterday area businesses 'Fashion With Class' and 'Adorable Beauty Supplies' on Robinson Road across the street from Curtis' mortuary were closed, as there was no possible way for a vehicle to access the stores. And anyone who chose to traverse the construction area was forced to vault the trench in the road. Curtis said both of the stores were open on Monday.
He added that he has had to place television advertisements to remind his customers and possible future patrons that he is still open for business.
Part owner of 'Just Pets' on Fifth Street Sandra Johnson said she has watched her sales decline drastically since the road construction began.
"I have been there almost four years and I have seen a traumatic drop in business," she said. "Sometimes my clients get lost trying to get through to me and if for some reason they can't get through and they turn back, the traffic sometimes is just bad (for them)."
She also said she was not given any kind of warning by the Ministry of Public Works before the area in front of her store was excavated and vehicular access cut off.
"There is no communication with the small business people," Johnson said.
On Baillou Hill Road Theo Albury, a barber at Tyrone's barber shop, has also been marooned in an area restricted to vehicular traffic due to road work, and said his business has declined almost 50 percent in the two weeks the road has been under construction.
He said signage is one of the biggest problems in the area because people are not able to find his business through the maze of construction.
"Signs on the road aren't properly set and we would like to have a sign to show the customers what corner to come through," he said.  "We would like for them (Ministry of Public Works) to show the proper detours to come to the barber shop."
 

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Ministry of Works gives update on roadworks

June 28, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Public Works and Transport advises motorists that road works are continuing on Baillou Hill Road between Fleming and King Streets.

One lane of northbound traffic is presently in effect between Wulff
Road and Fleming Street and a full road closure is in progress between Fleming and King Streets.

Motorists are advised to use Market Street as an alternative road...

 

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Left lane of Baillou Hill Road South closed

June 20, 2011

The left lane of Baillou Hill Road South will be closed starting June 20.

To accommodate the closure, two lanes of traffic will be implemented in the north lane while the area directly behind the Family Guardian building will be closed to vehicular traffic.

According to Charlene Collie, engineer and public relations representative for the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project, this area will be closed to execute "much needed" underground works including installation of a water main and service ducts for future use and drainage.

The work including installation of the water main - heading further south - is expected to be completed within four to six weeks.

"Tra ...

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Thoroughfares to be closed for military funeral service

June 15, 2011

FIVE major thoroughfares will be closed to accommodate a full military funeral service today.

The streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 1pm until after the procession for marine seaman Dionidias Braynen Spence.

Closures are scheduled for Tonique William Darling Highway between Christie Avenue and John F Kennedy Drive; John F Kennedy Drive between Tonique Williams Darling Highway and Gladstone Road (both sides); Prospect Ridge Road north of John F Kennedy Drive, Skyline Drive (both sides); Theodora Lane between John F Kennedy Drive and Tonique Williams Darling Highway; and Gladstone Road (both sides).

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Ministry of Works seeks to improve Sea Breeze Lane and Bay Lilly Drive
Ministry of Works seeks to improve Sea Breeze Lane and Bay Lilly Drive

June 09, 2011

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is attempting to improve the safety of members of the public who reside in and travel on Sea Breeze Lane and Bay Lilly Drive.

The Ministry encouraged the safe movement of traffic and solicited the views of motorists and residents during a Public Meeting on June 2. Charlene Collie, engineer, said Sea Breeze Lane is wide, undefined and requires a median, road markings and signage...

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Government gives the nation water main improvements

June 07, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - Inches of water pipes have been laid all over New Providence totalling almost 380,700 feet of infrastructure improvements, according to the June 2011 Budget Communication now being debated
in the House of Assembly.

The Bahamas Government has invested almost $31 million to update the 83-year-old cast iron pipes with PVC water mains to correct the Water and Sewerage Corporation's (WSC) productivity problem of reducing non-revenue water (NRW)...

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Ministry of Works moves to install 24-inch water main

June 07, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - Ministry of Works officials informed business owners and residents of the Eastern District that Fox Hill Road to the Pine Barren junction is presently under road closure to carry out phase one of the installation of a 24-inch water main. A two-week full road closure is
anticipated for this junction as work moves in a western direction.

To date the Ministry has completed the installation of service ducts, laterals, and drainage from Fox Hill Road to Pine Barren. Road construction will begin once the 24-inch water main is installed...

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Summer road closures to be discussed at Public Meeting

June 07, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Public Works and Transport will hold a

Public Meeting on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at First Baptist Church Coconut Grove Avenue and Market Street from

6 pm to 8 pm to discuss Road Closures over the summer months. The public is invited to attend...

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Ministry of Works moves to install 24-inch water main

June 07, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - Ministry of Works officials informed business owners and residents of the Eastern District that Fox Hill Road to the Pine Barren junction is presently under road closure to carry out phase one of the installation of a 24-inch water main. A two-week full road closure is
anticipated for this junction as work moves in a western direction.

To date the Ministry has completed the installation of service ducts, laterals, and drainage from Fox Hill Road to Pine Barren. Road construction will begin once the 24-inch water main is installed...

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Full road closures expected as summer break nears
Full road closures expected as summer break nears

June 05, 2011

With summer break just around the corner for many schools, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is advising the public to expect the number of full road closures to increase.

"As we enter the summer session from June to August the plan for the project is to substantially complete the majority of key roads," said Charlene Collie, Public Relations representative for the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project and engineer for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. 

"This includes completing the first layer of asphalt material, underground works, drainage, water mains and service ducts.

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Road closure notice for 'Rush for Peace' Junkanoo parade

June 02, 2011

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Royal Bahamas Police Force is advising the motoring public that the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday 3rd June, 2011 from 4:00pm until the conclusion of the Junkanoo Parade:

Pioneers Way between East Atlantic Drive and West Atlantic Drive, including all side streets. East Mall Drive from the entrance of the Rand Memorial Hospital to Commonwealth Bank, with the exception of the south bound lane which will be converted into two way traffic between the Bloneva Building and Commonwealth Bank. McKenzie Street from Adventurers Way.
West Mall Drive between Pioneers Way and Adventurers Way.

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A Waterworks Facelift for Bay Street

June 02, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - The paving on Navy Lion Road and Marlborough Streets will smooth the path through the gates to the city of Nassau and lay the foundation for the Downtown Redevelopment Project and the facelift to Bay Street.

"The scope of the project covers an area from Nassau Court and Marlborough Street, down Bay Street, as far as the Paradise Island Bridge, including the side streets and Woodes Rogers Walk," said Leslie Hutchinson,
senior manager for the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Project
Management Unit... 

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A Waterworks Facelift for Bay Street

June 02, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - The paving on Navy Lion Road and Marlborough Streets will smooth the path through the gates to the city of Nassau and lay the foundation for the Downtown Redevelopment Project and the facelift to Bay Street.

"The scope of the project covers an area from Nassau Court and Marlborough Street, down Bay Street, as far as the Paradise Island Bridge, including the side streets and Woodes Rogers Walk," said Leslie Hutchinson,
senior manager for the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Project
Management Unit... 

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A Waterworks Facelift for Bay Street

June 01, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas - The paving on Navy Lion Road and Marlborough Streets will smooth the path through the gates to the city of Nassau and lay the foundation for the Downtown Redevelopment Project and the facelift to Bay Street.

"The scope of the project covers an area from Nassau Court and Marlborough Street, down Bay Street, as far as the Paradise Island Bridge, including the side streets and Woodes Rogers Walk," said Leslie Hutchinson,
senior manager for the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Project
Management Unit... 

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