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Graves exhumed to make way for road expansion

Three graves in a small private cemetery beside Shamrock Road were exhumed on Sunday to make way for the widening of the road. The remains...

Vandalised West Bay road sign removed

A National Roads Authority West Bay road sign was removed Friday after it was defaced by vandals.

National Roads Authority appoints new MD

Edward Howard has been appointed the full-time managing director of the National Roads Authority, after serving in an acting role for almost three years.

NRA marks shared bike/car lanes

New 'sharrows' or markings that indicate lanes that are shared between bicycles and motor vehicles are being added to local roads.

Traffic diversion planned at Tomlinson roundabout Tuesday

The National Roads Authority and its subcontractor will continue paving works on the Dr. Tomlinson roundabout throughout Tuesday.

Shedden Road upgrades ongoing

Upgrades to Shedden Road in George Town are continuing, with asphalt from a portion of the road from the Thomas Russel Avenue intersection cleared in preparation for repairs and re-paving.
Shedden Road resurfacing

NRA to speed up road projects

The National Roads Authority says it is taking advantage of the decrease in traffic due to the COVID-19 lockdown to accelerate road infrastructure work.

Auditors question NRA internal controls

The Office of the Auditor General in its latest report has flagged purchasing breaches within the National Roads Authority.

Courts Road to be extended to combat flooding

The National Roads Authority is extending Courts Road towards the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to help deal with flooding and drainage issues.

Transportation and business focus of Hew address

A new Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing office in West Bay, improved transportation and enhanced cybersecurity were among the items Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joey Hew touched on during his address to the Legislative Assembly Wednesday.

Conference: Create road safety council

Perhaps the most important thing that may come out of last week’s Road Safety Week conference, sponsored by the National Roads Authority, was the idea of establishing a Road Safety Council in Cayman.

NRA announces new roadworks

The National Roads Authority has announced a number of upcoming roadworks and highlighted some ongoing work as part of its efforts to ease traffic...
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Printers Way roadwork set to begin

The National Roads Authority is set to begin roadwork on Printers Way Tuesday, which means there will be limited access to motorists wanting to use the George Town thoroughfare.

New road planned for Beach Bay hotel

Proposed changes to road infrastructure in connection with plans for a Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beach Bay have not appeared in previous agreements between the developer and government, according to the National Roads Authority.

Police, NRA clean up waterfront in George Town

Following reports of attempts by individuals trying to sell drugs and rent chairs along the waterfront in George Town, police and National Roads Authority, with a landscaping company, cleaned up the area earlier this month.

Signal to ease Grand Harbour traffic

The National Roads Authority is installing a new traffic signal on South Sound Road in an effort to ease traffic on Crewe Road and Linford Pierson Highway during evening rush hour. The signal is expected to begin operating on 19 Aug.
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NRA to begin Shamrock Road paving work

The National Roads Authority will be carrying out upgrades to the eastbound lane of Shamrock Road later this week and early next week.
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Shamrock Road paving

The National Roads Authority and its subcontractor will be carrying out upgrades to the pavement along Shamrock Road’s eastbound lane.

Letter: The shortest pavement in town

I would like to thank the National Roads Authority for constructing one of the shortest pavements in town outside the Lobster Pot. The design rivals those of many of the road designs of an English County Council.
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Roadworks scheduled for CNB roundabout

The National Roads Authority is advising motorists to drive with caution and reduce speed in the vicinity of Cayman National Bank roundabout this weekend, 29-30 June.

Roundabout to get 2-month upgrade

The National Roads Authority announced Thursday that it will be carrying out improvement works to the Island Heritage roundabout on Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

New restaurants, retail outlets planned for Grand Harbour

Plans for a new $30 million development in Grand Harbour, including homes, shops, restaurants, a café and a bakery have been submitted to the Central Planning Authority.

EDITORIAL – Grand Cayman traffic nightmare is about more than imports

It is telling that personal vehicles continue to be the go-to choice for most residents and many visitors, even if it means enduring stop-and-go traffic on logjammed roadways crammed with hundreds of other drivers doing the same.

EDITORIAL – Getting ready for the rainy season

Unlike hurricanes, we can predict with near-100% certainty that the rainy season will wreak havoc on low-lying neighbourhoods – flooding streets, homes and businesses, causing headaches, inconvenience and damaging property.
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Bus stop relocated for safety reasons

As roadwork along Crewe Road by the airport perimeter continues, the National Roads Authority is moving the bus stop opposite the Mango Tree restaurant to a safer location on Shedden Road.

Flood threat an ongoing issue in canalside community

When ‘king tides’ sweep across Grand Cayman, the residents of North Sound Estates often find the ocean at their doorstep.

Dirt road to CARIFTA opens

Drivers looking to attend the CARIFTA Games this weekend will have another option for getting to the event after the National Roads Authority temporarily opened a quarter-mile-long dirt road for motorists to use.

Ready to take on the world

In the quiet of a half-empty Truman Bodden Sports Complex Tuesday afternoon, 13-year-old Stephen Watson went through a handful of practice high jumps, effortlessly flopping over the bar in a light training session.

Road closure: Printers Way North

As a part of the continuing upgrade of the road network, the National Roads Authority is advising motorists that access to Printers Way North in George Town will be closed at the roundabout for several hours on Tuesday.

EDITORIAL – Talking traffic: Are we reaching ‘critical mass’?

It is good to see transportation issues rising to this level of awareness after years of slowly deteriorating conditions.
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Signal box broken at Eastern Avenue, Godfrey Nixon Way

The National Roads Authority is warning motorists that the signal control box at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Godfrey Nixon Way has been damaged and is not working.

EDITORIAL – Proper planning offers plenty of room to grow

Initially, the extension project was to be carried out in partnership with the developers of Ironwood golf resort near Frank Sound. But as that development percolates with no definite timeline to completion, government is wise to forge ahead.

New roundabout on Crewe Road opens Monday

The National Roads Authority will open a new roundabout and temporarily realign Crewe Road starting Monday, as part of the Elgin Avenue/Crewe Road extension project.

Turtle-friendly street lighting trial begins

Forty new “turtle-friendly” streetlights are being installed along roads adjacent to some of Cayman’s turtle nesting beaches as part of a pilot project.
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Printers Way roadwork

The National Roads Authority is advising that roadwork on Printers Way will continue between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday this week, during which the road will only be open for local access.

Shamrock Road surface and drainage work under way

The National Roads Authority and its subcontractors will be carrying out road paving works on Shamrock Road from Midsummer Drive to the Dr. Tomlinson Roundabout to upgrade the drainage and deteriorated road surface.

EDITORIAL – What we’re watching out for in 2019

As a rule, Compass editors are cautious about indulging in the temptation of attempted prognostication. However, there are some issues and themes, classified as “in progress” or “recurring,” that we expect to find ourselves writing about in the coming year.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Fake NRA trio plead guilty, receive fines

Three visitors who had pretended to be National Roads Authority employees and charged local businesses to paint lines in their parking lots were fined when they appeared in court this week.
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Cycle path planned for Esterley Tibbetts Highway

The National Roads Authority and a subcontractor will begin installing a cycle path along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway from Friday. The work is expected to continue until Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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Explosives suspected stolen from compound

Explosives may have gone missing from a National Roads Authority-licensed storage compound. Police confirmed reports of a suspected theft from a “storage magazine” in George Town.

Alleged NRA impersonators could face more charges

Three men who were arrested last month appeared in Grand Court on Friday for allegedly presenting themselves as workers with the National Roads Authority and offering to paint the parking lot of a business premises on North Church Street.
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DoE: Contaminated wetlands pose little risk to humans

Though waste dumped by the National Roads Authority into the wetlands tested positive for carcinogens, it is very unlikely that humans are at risk from the contamination, according to the Department of Environment.

Water Authority releases report on wetlands dumping

The Water Authority has released a report addressing previously unanswered questions about the National Roads Authority dumping waste containing a carcinogen into Grand Cayman’s wetlands.

EDITORIAL – When government despoils Cayman’s precious wetlands

To environmentalists and conservationists alike, there is no mission more sacred than protecting tropical wetlands, the incubator and habitat of many forms of life...
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Carcinogens found in Cayman wetlands

Waste dumped in wetlands by the National Roads Authority has been found to contain carcinogens – substances capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

Alleged fake NRA workers’ case sent to Grand Court

Three men who appeared in Summary Court last week accused of pretending to be National Roads Authority workers were formally advised on Tuesday that the charge of personating a public officer can be dealt with only in Grand Court.

Three accused of posing as NRA workers

Three men were arrested and charged after allegedly presenting themselves as workers with the National Roads Authority and offering to paint the parking lot of a business premises on North Church Street.

Road work to begin near Grand Harbour

The National Roads Authority will be conducting repairs and upgrades along the Grand Harbour Roundabout over the next few weekends. That work will begin on Sunday, Nov. 4.
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Roads Authority chief Paul Parchment fired

The head of the National Roads Authority has been fired six months after being suspended by the authority’s board of directors, the Cayman Compass has learned.

Weekend traffic diversions for North Church Street

A section of North Church Street between Bodden Road and Rackam’s will undergo work Saturday and Sunday, to improve the pavement surface and drainage. The National Roads Authority advised that southbound motorists, driving toward central George Town, will be diverted both days onto Bodden Road from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cayman development plan to be updated

For generations, the urban plan in the Cayman Islands has been dictated by changing circumstances.
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Road safety conference to take place next week

The National Roads Authority will hold a four-day conference on road safety at The Ritz-Carlton from Monday through Thursday.

Westbound drivers advised to use East West Arterial

The National Roads Authority is advising all westbound motorists to use the East West Arterial bypass, off Hirst Road, after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

CUC begins replacing Cayman’s street lights

A push to modernize Cayman’s existing street lights has begun.

Work begins on Shamrock Road

Work will take place Sept. 3-4 on Shamrock Road near Countryside and Savannah to upgrade a portion of the road.

Roadwork on Crewe Road

The National Roads Authority will be closing the westbound lane of Crewe Road at the Silver Oaks Roundabout on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, while roadwork in the area continues.

Road opening marks step toward cutting commute times

The $10.6 million dollar first phase of the Linford Pierson Highway widening project is now complete and could help slash commute times in half, according to National Roads Authority officials.

‘Off the Beaten Path’ sign popular with thieves

North Side’s Off The Beaten Path Road sign has often fallen victim to thieves who have claimed the sign as their own over the years.

Work begins on Elgin Avenue extension, new roundabout

The National Roads Authority has begun construction on an extension to Elgin Avenue, which will include the addition of a new roundabout.
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Section of Crewe Road to close over 3 days

The National Roads Authority will close the westbound lane of Crewe Road at the Silver Oaks Roundabout from Wednesday to Friday, July 18-20.

Transportation planning

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Power outages along Crewe Road area scheduled

The Caribbean Utilities Company advised that customers in Tropical Gardens and Legacy Drive areas of Crewe Road in George Town will experience interruptions in their electrical service between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday.
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Cayman National roundabout to be paved

The National Roads Authority is advising that paving work will be carried out at the Cayman National roundabout, between Thomas Russell Avenue and Huldah Avenue, on Sunday.

Sweeping for safety

Neighborhood police officer Fabian O’Connor, known as the ‘dancing policeman,’ is known for his animated style of directing traffic in the capital.

EDITORIAL – Investigations into government employees continue to grow

A probe into the possible misuse of government resources adds yet another name to the already-lengthy list of public officials who have been sidelined by investigation.

National Roads Authority director suspended in probe

Paul Parchment, the managing director of Cayman’s National Roads Authority, has been placed on leave following a decision of the authority’s board of directors.

Temporary road closures announced

A northbound lane on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway near Camana Bay will be closed for three weeks as roadwork continues on the section.

New road layout at Linford Pierson Highway

There will be changes to the road layout at the Linford Pierson Highway from Monday, April 16. The National Roads Authority advised that the new layout, which is part of the ongoing road widening project, would last for six weeks.

Beach upgrades, slots for vendors approved

Plans for upgrades to Public Beach, including volleyball and beach soccer courts, as well as huts for beach vendors and designated spots for food trucks, were approved this week.

The plan

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Traffic signal undergoes maintenance

National Roads Authority advised that its crews will be completing routine signal maintenance Monday night on the traffic signal at West Bay Road and Lawrence Boulevard.

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