Westin pedestrian crosswalk opens

The National Roads Authority is urging users of West Bay Road to be aware of a new crosswalk that opened in front of the Westin resort last week. 

Advance signs indicating a pedestrian crosswalk ahead are located 360 feet on either side of the crosswalk.  

The crosswalk, which opened last Thursday, has signs and lighting that activates when pedestrians press the button to cross the road. There is also a 24-hour yellow advanced warning beacon to pinpoint to motorists exactly where the crosswalk is located.  

Government minister responsible for roads, Kurt Tibbetts, urged drivers to pay attention to the signage. He also encourages pedestrians to use the new crosswalk. “It is important that we all work together to ensure that our roads are safe,” he said. 

The crosswalk is the third to be installed on West Bay Road, following a 2010 review on ways to improve pedestrian safety on the road.  

The road has been the location of several accidents involving pedestrians over the years, prompting the review. 

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