GBPA Invests Over Half a Million Dollars in Road Infrastructure Improvements

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is pleased to advise on the $560,000 roadworks project to resurface roadways in Freeport commencing on June 5, 2023.

“We are unwavering in our commitment to the upkeep of our city,” said Troy McIntosh, GBPA Deputy Director of Building and Development Services & City Manager. “After a thorough vetting process, contracts for this phase of work which includes eleven roadways throughout the city, were awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd., Freeport Construction Company, and Waugh Construction Bahamas Limited.”  The project went out to bid on March 15, 2023 with the intent to select licensees who specialize in heavy civil engineering projects, including major highways. 

The following main thoroughfares and residential roads are planned for paving: Lawrence Close, drivable surface off Grenfell Ave., East Mall & Queens Highway Intersection, a portion of Ranfurly Roundabout, East Mall Drive’s approach to RND roundabout (northbound), Thackery Street, Haddock Street, Paradise Lane, Bahama Reef Blvd., King Neptune, and Pearl Way.  “These locations were selected using our Road Rating System, which allows inspectors to assess the asphalt condition and rideability of roads annually,” added Mr. McIntosh. 

“Following the completion of this first phase, infrastructure improvements will continue through the year, as we work to improve and maintain the city’s thoroughfares.  After the challenging storm events our community has overcome in recent years, these improvements to our city’s infrastructure are important steps in preparing for future investment opportunities in Freeport,” he concluded.

GBPA President Ian Rolle added, “GBPA’s commitment to serve the licensees and residents of our community is of paramount importance to us.  We continually work toward achieving our shared vision for Freeport and the sustained maintenance of our infrastructure, especially our roads, is a key component to ensure that our city is providing a best-in-class service and experience.”

GBPA reminds motorists to obey speed limits and posted signs, and drive with due care and attention while roadwork is underway.  There will be flagmen and temporary traffic signs in position to direct traffic.  The public is urged to follow GBPA on social media and listen for radio updates for required partial or full road closures during this paving exercise. We welcome your feedback and encourage all residents to download the Freeport Report App to their mobiles and report any city maintenance matters to be addressed by the City Management Department.


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