The traffic lights on the James Walter Francis Highway by Pasea Estate as well as those at the intersection of Administration Drive and Waterfront Drive are both ready to go live within the next few days.
This was revealed by the Acting Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation Works & Utilities, Andrew St Hilaire, who told BVI News the final finishing touches are being done to the lights.
“We don’t have an exact date set. It’s coming soon in the days ahead,” St Hilaire said.
He said some level of traffic congestion may be expected at points when the lights are being set up but underscored that systems are in place to improve the traffic flow during those moments.
“What we anticipate is; over the course of operating lights, you are always expected to make some adjustments to the timings of the lights based on the flow of the traffic which is different for different times of the day and depending on the day of the week as well as during the year.”
The Acting Deputy Secretary also said that traffic lights will not be affected by the newly proposed one-way street systems, once they are implemented.
“Not at all because the lights are managed by a computer system and if we were to change the flow of traffic on any road where the lights are, a click of a few buttons and the lights would be adjusted to suit.”
This will be the first time in two years that fully-functioning traffic lights will be operating in these areas. The original systems were destroyed during hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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