Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation Managing Director Russell Voges says that the beautification and upgrading works around the Simpson Bay Bridge are progressing according to schedule.
Works currently being carried out are the installation of new guard rails and the trenching for street light cables. Ground works also include the installation of curbs enclosing the road and walkways.
The walkways for pedestrians will be constructed from red paving stones and this is scheduled to start in the week of November 30.
The milling and asphalt works are also scheduled for the week of November 30 and these activities will take place during the evening hours when there is less vehicular traffic.
The civil works are on schedule to be completed by December 11 just in time for the start of the 2009/10 tourism season. Beautification lights won’t be ready for installation by this date and are scheduled to be installed in January 2010.
The civil activities are being executed by Windward Roads Infrastructure while supervision is being carried out by Independent Consulting Engineers (ICE). The Public Works Department is in charge of quality assurance while HISMAR NV coordinates the civil works project for the Lagoon Authority.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to pay extra attention while crossing the bridge during these construction activities.
Drivers are requested to slow down and observe the traffic signs in the construction area.
The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority would like to thank the public and mariners for their cooperation to date and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these improvement works and activities.