National Roads Authority workers will be back at the Red Bay roundabout through the rest of the month, continuing to prepare the site to rebuild the roundabout.
The main work of rebuilding the roundabout so it angles inward instead of the current outward-facing angle will happen in July and August, according to the NRA.
For the next three weeks, crews with the NRA, Caribbean Utilities Co. and the Water Authority will be moving utilities and modifying the concrete islands dividing the roads in and out of the roundabout.
NRA senior engineer Edison Jackson said any lane closures this month will be minimal. Even without lane closures, he asks drivers to “be mindful of workers present” and follow their directions to keep crews safe.
“We’re doing all the prep work,” Mr. Jackson said, so the main work over the summer can go quickly. He said the NRA will have to close lanes and redirect traffic while crews rebuild the roundabout.
The heavy work of tearing up the road and putting down the new surface will be done in July and August when schools are not in session to minimize traffic impact.
The work to change the angle of the roundabout is meant to make the road safer for drivers. The standard for roundabouts is to angle inward.
The outward angle at the Red Bay roundabout and several others in Cayman, according to road-design standards, makes it more likely that cars will skid off the road.