A National Roads Authority and associated Traffic Management Panel plan to revise speed limits will lead to lower speeds on several major thoroughfares around Grand Cayman.
According to a map published this week by the National Roads Authority, speed limits on most of West Bay Road and sections of North Sound Road will be reduced.
In addition, several less-travelled roads in the eastern districts that are now seeing more development than in the past, or which have experienced a number of serious accidents in recent years, are proposed to reduce their speeds from the current 50 mile per hour limit.
On West Bay Road, most of which is still 40 miles per hour, speeds will be reduced to 30 miles per hour between the RBS Coutts building and Eastern Avenue in George Town.
In town, a section of North Sound Road between the Esterley Tibbetts to Scotts Marina is proposed to reduce to 25 miles per hour.
The majority of the big changes to speed limits have been suggested in Cayman’s eastern districts.
For instance, the section of Queens Highway from Collier’s Beach to Castaway condos would be 30 miles per hour under the plan, but the rest of Queens Highway would remain at 50 miles per hour.
A section of Sea View Road starting at Pisces Way to 4,500 feet east would be reduced to 30 miles per hour under the proposal.
The full color-coded map and list of speed limits on various streets can be viewed at the NRA website, www.caymanroads.com.
The speed limits suggested by the Traffic Management Panel, which includes representatives of the Ministry of Planning, the National Roads Authority, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing, are only proposals at this stage.
Public input on the changes is now being sought. Between now and Dec. 6, individuals can comment on the speed limit proposals using the NRA website and by emailing the address [email protected]
Anyone with questions about the speed limit changes is asked to contact the NRA’s Marion Pandohie at 946-7780.