After being knocked down and damaged during Hurricane Irma nearly two years ago, the traffic lights at the intersection of Administration Drive and Waterfront Drive in Road Town has finally been remounted.
They are not yet functional but Transportation & Works Minister Kye Rymer has said his ministry is working to get the lights fully operational as soon as possible.
“It is a matter of urgency from the ministry’s standpoint,” Rymer told BVI News on Friday.
The minister further said cameras will also be installed to work as an adjunct to the lights.
“The cameras use detection that would assist the traffic in terms of traffic management. So, the process is to put up the hardware. We have to run the wires, we have to set up the cabinet, then we’ll go towards turning the lights on in order to have the traffic management started and the traffic flowing throughout the intersections,” Rymer explained.
He said the lights should have been reinstalled sooner but was halted to accommodate the 2019 Emancipation Festivities.
Work on the lights commenced on Tuesday, August 13.
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