Story courtesy of Christophe Harbour Development Company (Basseterre, St. Kitts) ” The developer of a major luxury resort community on St. Kitts is working with the federal government on a major road improvement project to improve traffic and safety conditions from the base of Timothy Hill in Frigate Bay to the end of the Kennedy Simmonds Highway. According to a press release from Christophe Harbour Development Company, “The road enhancement project is being pursued in two phases and was launched in early September. It involves the repair and clean up of the six mile road that provides primary access to some of the island’s beaches and real estate assets that are designated for residential and tourism development.” It is anticipated that the main phase of the project will last another three to four weeks. The initiative is designed to make the highway safer and more pleasant for all drivers, nationals of St. Kitts & Nevis and visitors who frequent the area to enjoy the spectacular views, restaurants and beaches, according to the chief operations officer of Christophe Harbour Development Company, Mr. LeGrand Elebash. Christophe Harbour is expected to open in 2011. It is located on the more than 2,500-acre southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts. The devlopment is planned to include a mega-yacht harbour as well as an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, boutiques, five-star hotels, oceanfront and hillside home sites, villas and a Tom Fazio championship golf course.” With the recent introduction of the Sea Bridge, transporting many vehicles between the islands of St. Kitts & Nevis, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the Southeast Peninsula, and this new effort to repair the road-way will allow safer travel, particularly at night time, said Elebash. Over the past three weeks, workers from Christophe Harbour Development Company have been systematically clearing the excess debris and overgrown vegetation, creating more space and visibility for drivers, especially around the many corners of the highway. They have also cleared culverts and drains that were clogged with built-up debris. New specialized equipment was imported by Christophe Harbour Development Company, to assist the Public Works Department in the cutting of the road to properly fix the pot holes.” Recognizing the practice of cattle and other animals to flock to the water-filled pot-holes for drinking, these repairs should help reduce the risk to motorists.
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