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Long Bay Road Project Could Cause Traffic Delays


Jan. 7, 2007 – Island Roads Corp. will be installing pavement markings Tuesday through Thursday at the Long Bay – Lover's Lane Intersection which may cause traffic delays.
Motorists are asked to use alternate routes whenever possible while the work, which is part of the
road improvements being made in the area, is underway.
Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls also said west-bound traffic on Long Bay Road to DeBeltjen road may be delayed during the moving of the curb stops which require some reconfiguration.
He said the contractor will be providing flagmen and urged drivers to follow their directions.
The work is part of the first phase of the Long Bay Road project, and includes creating a "green space" on the north side of the intersection once the new roadway is operational, Smalls said Monday,
The intersection redesign is expected to be completed by March. Construction will then move to Mandela Circle, Smalls said.
Smalls also wanted the public to know that Public Works will recommence patching potholes across the island as soon as the asphalt plant reopens which he said was expected to happen Tuesday. He said the plant had been closed for two weeks thus hampering his ability to do the patching.
However, some of the deep divots pockmarking the Red Hook Road were fixed Saturday, only to be washed away by Sunday's downpour, Smalls said.
"We worked on it until one o'clock Saturday morning," Smalls said, "only to have all our work washed into the mangroves."
Ultimately, he said, box culverts will be built and the entire road will be repaved with cement.
He said the lack of drainage in the area does not make asphalt a good choice for paving the road – even small patches.
"The asphalt was a stop-gap measure," he said.

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