Law makers to pave way for traffic lights

By MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 21st January, 2018 ( – Law makers go into the St. Kitts-Nevis National Assembly on Tuesday, 23rd January, to pave the way for the commissioning of the recently installed traffic lights in Basseterre.

On Tuesday the Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2018, will be introduced my Minister Ian Patches Liburd, the minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure and Urban Development.

The passage of the bill will provide the legal framework for regulations and processes associated with the full operation of the traffic light/signal system.

Last week, the Public Works Department (PWD), in collaboration with the Traffic Department, carried out operational tests at all three signal junctions – Bakers’ Corner, Cayon & Fort Streets, as well as at the junction of the Bay Road and Fort Street.

PWD Director Cromwell Williams told the media last week, “There needs to be an amendment to the traffic regulations. That currently is being finalized by the Legal Department and that only requires the signature of the Minister with responsibility for Transport.”

Meanwhile, Barrington Cross of Synergy Engineering Ltd, Jamaica, the company that installed the traffic signal system, said following the commissioning of the system further traffic analysis will be done and adjustments will be made to the system.


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