Home News Kitty round-about finally opens to commuters
– final works being done
Despite the fact that the $78.9 million project is partially incomplete, it was opened to vehicular traffic on May 26, as was promised by the engineers.
Commuters are allowed to use the newly erected structure, coming from Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown and the Seawall Road, as well as Vlissengen Road. However, it remains blocked to vehicular traffic traversing from the East Coast of Demerara.
The site when visited by Guyana Times on Thursday was blocked with barricades to prevent commuters from using the facility at certain points. Several road signs were installed to help road users.
It was later explained by an engineer attached to the Public Infrastructure Ministry that the roads were blocked to facilitate the final works on the project, which include markings to guide persons while using the largest round-about in the country.
Just days ago, several roads were blocked to accommodate the construction of the major project. The roads included Carifesta Avenue heading East; Kitty Public Road heading West to Carifesta Avenue, and JB Singh Road heading North to Rupert Craig Highway.
The blocked roadway had caused some confusion and anger for motorists who questioned the works of the project, deeming it as unnecessary. Nevertheless as the project winds down to its completion, it has been a major time saver for many.
Earlier this year, the contract for the project was awarded to S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services. The decision to construct a roundabout at this busy junction was made after a sinkhole had formed nearby.
The roundabout is expected to reduce waiting and stoppage time for motorists heading to the East Coast of Demerara and those using Carifesta Avenue, Vlissengen Road, and the Kitty Public Road.
When fully operational, the flow of traffic in the area is expected to significantly improve since vehicles heading to the East Coast of Demerara and those using Carifesta Avenue, Vlissengen Road, and the Kitty Public Road will no longer have to stop and wait on the traffic lights.