Tag: National Roads Authority

Traffic lights need buttons for pedestrians

Traffic lights need buttons for pedestrians

| 01/02/2019 | 6 Comments

Why is it that the pedestrian crossings in central George Town have not been outfitted with the button-operated lights as has been done for other relatively new crossings? These GT crossings are the most used and these lights would certainly benefit pedestrians and drivers (providing they have a delay between activations) if/when installed. Then the […]

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Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

| 06/01/2019 | 3 Comments

I know this question has come up before, but why can’t the National Roads Authority properly police the parking of “For Sale” vehicles opposite Queen’s Court? Every day I pass this collection of cars and realtors’ “For Sale” signs assembled alongside one of Cayman’s most prominent tourist roadways. What a mess.

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Unhappy with road repair after trenching

Unhappy with road repair after trenching

| 10/09/2018 | 2 Comments

If a utility company digs up a government asphalt residential road to lay piping, are you able to find out what the rules are regarding how they are required to leave the road? Our residential road was dug up all down one side, the company did not replace/cover the trench in the same asphalt but a […]

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Central GT roads get safety makeover

Central GT roads get safety makeover

| 19/07/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A partnership between the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the National Roads Authority (NRA) to enhance public safety has improved road markings and traffic signs on the waterfront and in central George Town. Auxiliary Constable Fabian O’Connor (aka the “Dancing Policeman”) has been the driving force on the project.

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The rules for merging in traffic

The rules for merging in traffic

| 28/05/2018 | 6 Comments

I feel I should know the answer to this, but I don’t. With several roads now with merge lanes it’s probably worth asking. Do the cars in the merging, lesser lane, give way to the main lane, or has it changed like the UK did to “zipper” merging (like a zip) where each car should […]

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Cayman needs more street signs

Cayman needs more street signs

| 18/03/2018 | 7 Comments

Well, Auntie, since the National Roads Authority is winning all kinds of Ask Auntie accolades and awards, how about asking them to do a better job on road signage, or perhaps ask them about the lack thereof? For those of us who have been around a while and know our way around it’s not an […]

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Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

| 07/03/2018 | 9 Comments

Who, or what government department, was responsible for designing the new roundabout at the beginning of Crewe Road by the airport? I ask because it is working so well, solving a serious problem at a notorious black spot for traffic accidents. I think the designers should get public recognition. Auntie’s answer: The roundabout is the […]

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Which department repairs potholes?

Which department repairs potholes?

| 01/03/2018 | 3 Comments

Who does one contact to get potholes sorted/the road re-surfaced? Is there a petition-type process to get one’s road re-surfaced, besides having some dignitary live on your street? On a slightly related point, in terms of damage to one’s vehicle as a result of these monster potholes, does the NRA have any sort of liability, […]

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Used cars spoiling the landscape

Used cars spoiling the landscape

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Comments

I have noticed in the past week or so that the grass strip across from Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Road has been converted to a public used car lot. Is there not a law or regulation forbidding this type of activity? It makes our island look like a mess. What government agency would […]

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Unclear on benefits of Linford Pierson roadworks

Unclear on benefits of Linford Pierson roadworks

| 26/01/2017 | 5 Comments

Where can I find or what is the plan for the expansion of the Linford Pierson Highway? Unsure how the widening is going to help traffic; won’t it just bottleneck at the Kings Sports Centre roundabout? Auntie’s answer: Our roads are certainly getting a lot of attention these days. Let’s start with the Esterley Tibbetts […]

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Aggravated by constant roadworks

Aggravated by constant roadworks

| 20/10/2016 | 4 Comments

I drive up/down West Bay Road four times a day from home to work and for at least nine months now, there has been roadworks of various degrees on the half mile stretch from the mini-roundabout opposite Blue Cilantro to the traffic lights next to the Rubis. I’m at a loss to explain why the same […]

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School zone lights and summertime

School zone lights and summertime

| 19/08/2016 | 2 Comments

Why can’t the holidays be programmed into the lights and what do you do in the case of Triple C where there is no school zone end sign? Auntie’s answer: I know we are in the back end of summer, but I still would like to answer your question. I confirmed that the National Roads Authority […]

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Puzzled by extra lane on roundabout

Puzzled by extra lane on roundabout

| 17/08/2016 | 6 Comments

The roundabout near the Red Bay Primary School – NRA has just completed rebuilding it and have added a third inner lane. I believe many persons would like to know, what is the purpose of the third lane? The design appears that we can park on the roundabout and use the inner lane as an exercise track! […]

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Hurricane exercise goes high tech with tablets

Hurricane exercise goes high tech with tablets

| 06/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): For the first time, government inspectors deployed a mobile emergency communications platform to monitor annual hurricane preparations. Using tablet computers, managers provided each other and specialist staff with live updates, as the 2016 shuttering exercise progressed across Grand Cayman. The Public Works Department (PWD) and the National Roads Authority (NRA) led the operations, held […]

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Concern over traffic safety in neighbourhood

Concern over traffic safety in neighbourhood

| 25/04/2016 | 2 Comments

To which department, and to who, can I address urgent pleas for installation of traffic-calming measures? I live in Snug Harbour, and my house backs onto Palm Heights Drive which drivers use at great speed – my gardeners who come once a month refuse to even use that road to get to me! Drivers fly […]

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