National Roads Authority workers attend to a fallen traffic light pole around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. - Photo: Ken Silva

A traffic-light pole fell onto the road at the intersection of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue Wednesday morning.

By around 2 p.m., the lights at the intersection were not functioning and the fallen pole had been removed. Police officers were directing traffic through the area.

National Roads Authority Works Manager Brian Chin Yee told the Cayman Compass that temporary replacement lights would be installed and his staff was working to make sure that the traffic lights would be fully functional as soon as possible.

He said he anticipated that the lights would be operational by the end of the day Wednesday.

The fallen pole will be reinstalled in about a week, Mr. Chin Yee said. He said the pole fell because of a “mechanical failure,” but declined to elaborate further.


  1. This is why these kind of things happen and so much money are wasted .
    Mr Chin Yee told the Cayman Compass that “temporary” light would be installed and fully functional by Wednesday . That sounds like the reason why the light came down in the first place , a temporary installation was done to install the light the first time .
    But just look at the temporary fix , you spend money to put up the temporary light , you spend money to take down the temporary job , and now more money to do the light permanently .

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