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Commuters warned about upcoming Spurling Hill roadworks

Busy route: Spurling Hill is used by commuters heading into Hamilton

Motorists heading in and out of Hamilton are warned to expect disruptions when extensive roadworks start at Spurling Hill next month.

The Corporation of Hamilton will carry out “significant” traffic light upgrades, which will involve channelling for electrical conduit, the reconfiguration of sidewalks and the installation of a new pedestrian crossing.

It said work is scheduled to start on May 4 and is expected to last for up to six weeks. The corporation advised commuters to avoid the junction if possible during that time.

A comprehensive traffic management plan will be in place to manage traffic flow in and out of the city and to minimise disruption to motorists.

Details of that plan, along with further project updates, will be released later.

There will be a break in construction ahead of the May 24 Bermuda Day holiday.

Patrick Cooper, the city engineer, said: “We recognise that Spurling Hill is a major thoroughfare in and out of the city, however, this traffic light upgrade is essential for the city as many replacement parts for the current system are now out of production.

“The city takes pride in its continuous efforts to provide quality services and reliable infrastructure.

“Part of our duty of care involves the assessment and upgrade of our major infrastructure every few years, as appropriate, in order to uphold the city’s legacy of responsible stewardship over our assets.”

The Cavendish Car Park will remain operational throughout the works but the city is advised commuters to avoid the junction if possible.

Tenants in the area, including the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, were made aware of the works.

The Ministry of Public Works has been informed of the proposed plans.

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Published April 06, 2024 at 7:58 am (Updated April 06, 2024 at 8:05 am)

Commuters warned about upcoming Spurling Hill roadworks

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