Railway Embankment road due for expansion

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Geometric improvements will be carried out on the Railway Embankment Road come September. This was revealed to the Department of Public Information (DPI) by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Senior Project Engineer Kester Hinds in a recent interview.

Traffic along the newly constructed Liliendaal bridge.

Hinds explained that these road enhancements will reduce traffic congestion in the vicinity of the National Aquatic Centre, the Giftland Mall and the CARICOM Secretariat (between Liliendaal and Cummings Lodge).

Some $56.5M has been earmarked for the project which will see the construction of two east bound lanes Hinds said. This expansion will facilitate the smoother flow of traffic for persons living on the East Coast,Demerara and persons visiting the mall. Shoulder lanes to accommodate bus stops will also be built.

Geometric design of highways and roadways is also known as road engineering design features. The purpose is to provide safe and smooth traffic operations; the geometric design of highways is greatly influenced by the speed of the vehicles.

Earlier this year the Lilliendaal Bridge underwent construction, and was reopened after three months of extensive works. The bridge now has walkways on both sides of the structure which caters for pedestrians, and cyclists.  The $89M project was undertaken by H. Nauth & Sons Civil Engineering Contractors.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure remains committed to ensuring that Guyanese have easy access to roadways and safe vehicular traffic flows, the Senior Project Engineer stated.


By: Zanneel Williams

Traffic congestion at the Giftland mall junction.

Traffic congestion at the Giftland mall junction.



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