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Traffic lights restored on dual carriageway

Traffic lights on the Walter Francis Dual Carriageway has been restored.

The British Virgin Islands still has a far way to go on the road to recovery, but normalcy has began to take shape on the territory’s roadways with traffic lights being restored at one of Tortola’s major intersections.

The traffic light on the James Walter Francis Dual Carriageway is now fully operational after taking a beating last month – first from Hurricane Irma, and then from Hurricane Maria.

The once malfunctioning traffic light caused traffic to be backed up for miles.

The flow of traffic on the usually busy thoroughfare has noticeably improved since the lights were restored this week.

Motorists have lauded the government headed by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith for the fix.

“Yes, it (traffic) is flowing better now. When the light doesn’t work it’s congested because people [other drivers] don’t let you pass. But when the light work it’s smooth and accident free,” one motorist told BVI News Online as he waited for the traffic lights to change to green.

“Well, I glad to see it back up and running,” another motorist said.

The BVI Electricity Corporation has also started work on street lights along the said roadway.

Meanwhile, traffic lights located in the heart of Road Town is yet to be fixed. Hurricane force winds had caused those lights to break from where they hung over the road.

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  1. Gate keeper says:

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    • -_- says:

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      Sweetheart…… read…….. this article specifically states which traffic lights have been restored ‘the Walter Francis Dual Carriageway has been restored’.

      Something must be wrong if you seriously expect after such a catastrophic event that all the traffic lights would be fixed at once. Come tf on.

  2. rastarite says:

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    roundabouts are the only way to go…

  3. Left shoe says:

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    But traffic was never backed up for miles because of this intersection. I went through it at least 20 times per day and traffic always flowed at an average pace. The line to get into delta gas station was the only thing backing up traffic in the early weeks. While I’m grateful for the order the lights provide, it’s not accurate to use that statement (backed up for miles). It suggests that all BVI drivers are not intelligent enough to traverse an intersection without traffic lights… And that’s not the case.

  4. wrong set says:

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    they needed to work on the ones by the moorings……quite dangerous as most cars speed their way thru the intersection
    almost got hit by a 18 wheeler

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