The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has invested a further approximately $500,000 to extend its road resurfacing project in Freeport, in addition to the initial investment of $1.1 million of critical infrastructure work which commenced on May 22, 2022.
The first phase of the road surfacing project saw the complete resurfacing of the Fishing Hole Road, West Atlantic and Adventures Way roundabout, Beach Way Drive, Bahama Reef Boulevard, Pioneers Way, Waterfall Drive, Tarrytown Street and Grand Bahama Highway.
“The road resurfacing project funded by GBPA and led by our City Maintenance and Management section began works almost two months ago to several major roads and thoroughfares across the city of Freeport,” said Troy McIntosh, GBPA Deputy Director of Building and Development Services. “We are thrilled that GBPA has committed a further half a million dollars in additional funds to this vital initiative to improve our roadways within Freeport.”
The second phase of roadwork commenced on July 1st on Sergeant Major Drive North near the Fire Station and will continue onto Gambier Drive near Sunland School and Hawksbill Subdivision including Bimini Place, Inagua Place, Acklins Place and Rum Cay Place. Mr. McIntosh advised that these roads were selected using the Road Rating System which allows inspectors to assess the condition and rideability of our roads on an annual basis.
“Our commitment to the upkeep of the city is steadfast,” added Mr. McIntosh. “After the challenging storm events our community has overcome over these past few years, we believe a refresh of our infrastructure is needed as we work together to prepare for future investment opportunities in our city.“
“We ask motorists to drive with due care and attention,” Mr. McIntosh advised. “Please obey the speed limit and posted signs to help ensure the safety of all motorists and crews while roadwork is underway. Delays are expected as there will be partial lane closures in some areas.”
The second phase of road resurfacing is scheduled to be completed by September 2022. For the latest updates and information on redirected travel routes, residents can follow any of the GBPA’s social media sites or visit its website at www.gbpa.com.