Traffic light improvement project 95 percent completed

May 9, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

The conclusion of the Geometric Improvements to Traffic light Intersections in and around Georgetown project has been rescheduled for May month-end as works were affected by poor weather conditions, Nigel Erskine, Traffic/ Road Safety Engineer of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications stated.

Construction, which begun last August is approximately 95 percent completed and was initially earmarked for conclusion in March. The project which costs approximately $87M is being executed by Errol Cush Constructing Services.

Erskine said that the scope of the project involves the widening of two concrete bridges; construction of foot bridges; construction of side-walks; intersection widening; installation of barriers around the traffic lights; construction of lay-bys for buses; and road markings.

It was noted that the project has been expanded to accommodate traffic light enhancements at the Railway Embankment and University of Guyana (UG) junction since that vicinity usually experiences a heavy flow of traffic.

Construction works ongoing at Railway Embankment/ UG Road

The other junctions where works have been ongoing are: Vlissengen and Thomas; Vlissengen and Lamaha; Vlissengen and Homestretch; and Mandela and Aubrey Barker. Works at these junctions are almost complete and are awaiting asphalted finish.

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