Works Minister announces Traffic Study for New Providence

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From: Bahamas Information Services

The Bahamas Government is initiating a Traffic Study in New Providence to improve the public road system and ease the flow of goods and services. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities, outlined details of the project to parliamentarians in the House of Assembly November 3, 2021.

Said Minister Sears, “More efficient traffic flows will reduce the harm caused to the environment by congestion and improve the attractiveness of Nassau as a tourist destination as well as alleviate the stress of the Bahamian public while driving the streets of New Providence.”

  • A comprehensive assessment of the existing road transport situation in New Providence Island and of the principal issues and constraints, including environmental, affecting the movement of people and goods by road.
  • A phased development plan and investment program for the island’s primary road system, with recommendations if necessary of institutional changes and other government actions required for its implementation.
  • A feasibility study for traffic management in New Providence, including a pilot project to improve peak-hour flows and enhance the physical environment within and around the historic centre of the city.