JIS News

The sum of $78 million has been made available to the Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works to enhance its Traffic Management and Control Programme.
As contained in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the allocation will be used to undertake routine maintenance, rehabilitation and installation of traffic signals and road markings island-wide, as well as provide for the planning and implementation of measures to improve traffic flow in urban areas.
The Traffic Management and Control Programme allows for the planning, design and development of an adequate, safe and efficient road network and transportation system across the island.
The programme, which is being implemented by the National Works Agency, involves planning and undertaking engineering projects aimed at reducing traffic delays, as well as conducting surveys and studies that are essential for the planning and design of roads and traffic management.
It is also concerned with the provision of specialist services in the field of traffic and transportation engineering and the administration of the Road Traffic Act.