Bois d’Orange bypass reopens, Monday

Bois d’Orange bypass reopens, Monday

GIS:-The road will be opened for vehicles proceeding southbound from Gros Islet. No right turns will be allowed for northbound vehicles.

The bypass road located off the Castries-Gros Islet highway, near the Bois d’Orange bridge will be reopened on Monday, June 12.

The road will be opened for vehicles proceeding southbound from Gros Islet. NO RIGHT TURNS will be allowed for northbound vehicles unto the bypass road.

Sherman Sylvester, Civil Engineer at the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy said the measure will help improve traffic flow if used correctly.

“We are appealing to road users—pedestrians and motorists—to adhere to the signs which are posted along the Castries-Gros Islet highway and also along the bypass. These signs indicate that there will be no right turn northbound from the Castries-Gros Islet highway onto the Bois d’Orange bypass. The bypass is not intended for vehicles to veer off the Castries Gros Islet Highway and re-enter near the Computer World entrance or near the Windward Island Gases entrance. It’s meant for residents in the areas of Corinth, Grande Riviere and Babonneau, so that they could easily access their communities and their homes. It a measure of actually reducing the traffic on a particular section of the Castries-Gros Islet Highway.”

Initially, the bypass was constructed to divert traffic around work undertaken for the construction of the Bois d’Orange bridge. Following the commissioning of the bridge, the Department of Infrastructure temporarily closed the bypass to analyze the flow of traffic, in order to ensure the proper management and safety of road users in that area.

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply

    Very well.

  2. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply

    I honestly don’t see the logic in this. It will come up to the same thing when the vehicle get to the computer world section of the back road…

    1. Anonymous
      June 11, 2017 at 10:44 am Reply

      It will make a difference, providing that the vehicles turning onto the bypass are NOT trying to get back into the same traffic at a later point.

      The fact that the vehicle does not have to wait to get to the Computerworld gap to make the turn already makes a difference. (Both time and distance affect the flow). Then add to the fact that it avoids the backups on the stretch of road alongside the gas station, partly due to vehicles turning into and out of the gas station, and into and out of the Computerworld gap.

      1. The Crow
        June 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply

        They will all end up in the same traffic jam at Dame Pearlette Louisy school.

      2. Anonymous
        June 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

        It makes little difference. Traffic going into corinth do so just a bit earlier. There was nothing obstructing them from turning left at the computer world gap. The minimal benefit is that those idiots heading into corinth who would’ve yielded to allow vehicles to turn into the gas station will no longer cause that disruption. The problem on the highway is vehicles yielding at every junction disobeying the right of way they have. If this nonsense stops traffic would flow much much easier.

  3. Smh_ Sharon Terrell need to stop
    June 11, 2017 at 8:09 am Reply

    Lol. Put a police officer by computer world and the entrance to the road leading to windward islanisland gases. otherwise good idea. One more thing did the govt fix the back road leading to grand riviere from the cointh

    1. Anonymous
      June 11, 2017 at 8:24 am Reply

      Yes back road is fixed.

  4. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 8:19 am Reply

    More chaos on the roads. Add another layer of complexity to this highway will cause even more backup. The capacity of the roads is fine, it’s the stupid drivers that cause the problems. No amount of bypass roads will make up for people who don’t want to follow highways driving rules. Simple rules as right of way, do not yield when you have right of way etc.

  5. Jergens [email protected]
    June 11, 2017 at 8:40 am Reply

    The boat fare is much cheaper than the air fare

  6. Frequent User of Back Road
    June 11, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply

    The following is not clear. Though the write up states that the “bypass is not intended for vehicles to…re-enter…near the Windward Island Gases entrance”, will vehicles still be allowed to turn off the “back road” onto the said road leading to Windward Island Gases? Intent differs from being lawful. Will it still be allowed? That must be made clear.

  7. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply

    Good idea since the time that should have been done use what we have created don’t have it there for style

    1. MAHLO
      June 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm Reply

      AGREE.100

  8. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply

    This Press Release is badly written. Check out the first two paragraphs and the third paragraph. Whose fault is this, the writer’s or the Times’ ?

  9. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Government needs to stop portraying this like its some HUGE accomplishment CHOOPS qas Kenney (Word deleted)

  10. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm Reply

    look comess drivers will do in that tomorrow morning

  11. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Stupid people

  12. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply

    If the bypass is so functional why was the bridge built for that significant amount of money? In my humble opinion I believe that the money that was spent on that bridge should have be utilized to fix the back roads.

  13. MAHLO
    June 11, 2017 at 6:09 pm Reply

    GOOD VIBES. IT WILL HELP ALOT

  14. Society
    June 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply

    When will ull fix the craters Mr. Selvester..at the morne rd..at pavee….i guess a white person have to die first for them holes to be patch..and I would like to ask how long is temporary….cause ull said the barriers outside the Rodney bay mariner was temporary….just useless lies……talk talk talk

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