The parking facility government will build in Road Town will be able to facilitate nearly 300 vehicles upon completion.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, Transportation Minister Kye Rymer said the process to get the project going has already started.
“My ministry is preparing tender documents to build a mass parking facility which will be located at the festival grounds and which will accommodate up to 270 vehicles,” Minister Rymer stated.
Explaining the main purpose for building the parking lot, Rymer added: “The aim of this project is to reduce the parking congestions in the capital as we aim to make the capital a more pedestrian-friendly city while promoting ease of movement for all people.”
The minister said both the parking facility and the festival grounds will co-exist.
Persons who opt to park at the facility will have access to what Rymer referred to as an affordable shuttle service which will transport persons from the festival grounds throughout the town.
Persons who insist on parking at the various parking areas in Road Town will be able to do so at a fee.
Earlier in May, it was determined that the parking lot would be free for all throughout the year, except during the emancipation festivities, since parking in the city will be allowed during that period.
No exact figure has been revealed to determine the total cost of the project.
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