The first phase of the Airport Connector Road — officially named the Jay Bodden Highway — is open for use, directly connecting for the first time the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and the industrial park area.
It is expected to slash driving times for motorists commuting between the airport and Camana Bay, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay, who up until this point had to use the Butterfield roundabout.
"Dart has continued to partner with the Cayman Islands Government to provide road infrastructure required for the general area," said Dart Civil Engineering Senior Manager Paul Parchment. "These road infrastructure projects will provide the general public and all tourists traversing between the airport and Seven Mile Beach much welcome relief from traffic congestion."
The first phase of the Jay Bodden Highway is just more than a half-mile long, connecting the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to Alie B Drive. Motorists then connect to Lincoln Drive and onto Sparky Drive in the industrial park area.
Future phases of the highway will create a four-lane divided, two-mile-long highway providing direct access between the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Owen Roberts International Airport without having to travel through the current series of roads and roundabouts.
This article was originally featured in the February 2024 print edition of Camana Bay Times.
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