An interim pedestrian ramp, which introduces an elevated crossing from Seven Mile Beach to Camana Bay over the road, completes the trinity of roadworks set to open Monday. The pedestrian ramp is accessible by walkers, strollers and bicycles.
Dart Real Estate President Jackie Doak says, “Exceptional infrastructure is a critical first step in effective place-making. Through thoughtful masterplanning, we can increase both the efficiency of the roadways and the walkability of Camana Bay, enhancing the experiences of people using the space whether they are driving, walking or cycling. We are privileged to have built the country’s first three-lane roundabout and vehicular underpass in conjunction with the NRA. This world-class infrastructure will accommodate the Cayman Islands’ growth and Camana Bay’s increasing sea-to-sound connectivity.”
To prepare drivers to use the new three-lane roundabout, the NRA has created a video that demonstrates how to properly manoeuver a three-lane roundabout. The video emphasises drivers need to know ahead of time where to exit, choose their lane accordingly, and always signal when exiting.
Who says infrastructure can’t be both beautiful and functional? Here are 10 fun facts we bet you didn’t know about the new Camana Bay Roundabout, vehicular underpass and pedestrian ramp on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway (ETH):
1. The Camana Bay Roundabout includes some large show-stopping trees, like the gigantic Ficus Aurea – which can climb to an amazing 100 feet high! – the Bismarckia Palm that distinctively lined the original ETH when it opened, the fiery red Royal Poinciana, the ornamental Royal Palm and the majestic Kapok tree.