Sod Turning for Morvant to Maritime Roundabout Upgrade Project
On Wednesday 8th July, 2020, the Ministry of Works and Transport held a Sod turning ceremony for the Morvant to Maritime Roundabout Upgrade Project that will be spearheaded by the Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency Unit. Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, Parliamentary Secretary Adrian Leonce were on hand to turn the sod. This project has been in the pipeline for over five years and its objective is to optimize the various intersections and travel lanes utilized daily to improve traffic flows and alleviate traffic in Morvant Junction and environs.
This project spans from Lady Young Avenue, off Lady Young Road (LYR), to the Maritime Roundabout and the first phase is divided into three (3) packages. They are as follows:
• Package 1: Between Maritime Roundabout and the Priority Bus Route (PBR) )
• Package 2: Between the Priority Bus Route and the Eastern Main Road - Bridge Reconstruction
• Package 3: Between the Eastern Main Road and Lady Young Avenue
The Scope of Works
Rehabilitation of the existing roadway to include four (4) lanes of traffic (two in either direction) from Lady Young Avenue (off LYR) to Maritime Roundabout;
Widening and rehabilitation of three intersections - Morvant Junction, Priority Bus Route and Maritime Roundabout to facilitate the required turning movements;
Full reconstruction of the bridge south of Morvant Junction to facilitate the required lanes of traffic as well as the anticipated volume of water during high rainfall events;
Rehabilitation of Maritime Plaza Exit to facilitate the required turning radii and acceleration lane lengths and
Rehabilitation and full construction of pedestrian sidewalks, lay-bys and drainage channels where required.
Chairman of the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation, Anthony Roberts, and other officials were present at the event.