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Traffic #173204
10/23/2018 05:35 PM
10/23/2018 05:35 PM
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So yesterday and today, massive traffic on the causeway and Wellfare Rd. We're hearing it's all "pipe work" and there's been road closures and digging. Anyone know when this crap will stop? We waited 45 minutes in traffic to go from the airport to about the Hertz lot, before turning around. Today looks even worse. Anything, anyone?


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Col. Tigh
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Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173206
10/23/2018 05:41 PM
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Re: Traffic [Re: ruralcarrier] #173210
10/23/2018 05:56 PM
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Weird, according to that link, they stopped the roadwork during the day, but apparently the backups are still continuing..


Carol Hill
Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173212
10/23/2018 06:46 PM
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Still at a standstill in Simpson Bay. Tried to get there about 5:30. 45 minutes Maho to Bobby's Marina. Never even got to the roundabout, just turned around and went home. People have been stranded for hours.


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Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173218
10/23/2018 07:46 PM
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Road work has to be done whether during the day of night. I'm sure it's an inconvenience but the end product is necessary. Take a patience pill and take an alternate route if available.

Re: Traffic [Re: Carol_Hill] #173225
10/24/2018 04:29 AM
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Sounds like perhaps there was a communication error if it continued. No idea fro sure, just going by what Bill and Elaine stated.


J.D.
Re: Traffic [Re: SXMScubaman] #173226
10/24/2018 05:27 AM
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This was not inconvenient. It was a bloody disaster. No warning and shut traffic down for 8 or 10 hours? It's madness.


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Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173231
10/24/2018 06:57 AM
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Elaine -- it took 2.5 hours to get from airport to car rental by the Bridge near SMYC on Monday starting at 4 pm for our friends.

Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173232
10/24/2018 07:02 AM
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It's crazy, I've never seen anything like it on the island. The poor merchants and restaurants along that entire stretch. Nobody can get to them. There's got to be a more accommodating way. Friends arrived Monday and took 2.5 hours to get from the airport to Unity Car Rental by the bridge. The thought process, if any, was poor!!!!

OOPS, just saw Fabila's post, same friends staying here at BSV. Also in regards to the above link from Rural Carrier, someone didn't get the memo. It continued again yesterday into last night.

Last edited by Wingman; 10/24/2018 07:05 AM.
Re: Traffic [Re: Wingman] #173236
10/24/2018 08:06 AM
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Hopefully they have actually stopped the road work now. The Daily Herald has a small blurb that also said that the minister ordered the road work stopped, but as JD said, someone didn't get the memo!


Carol Hill
Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173277
10/24/2018 02:38 PM
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Any update on the traffic today? I just looked at the SXM Island Cam and the traffic was moving beside the airport runway and at the roundabout by the causeway, at any rate.


Carol Hill
Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173278
10/24/2018 03:12 PM
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Traffic in SB was fine up until 3 pm, then it started backing up again. Probably just normal traffic. Headed back that way in a little bit for a swim so we'll see if we can get there!


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Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173286
10/24/2018 06:26 PM
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Update. Our friends are stuck in Simpson Bay right now. Snarled traffic.


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Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173287
10/24/2018 06:28 PM
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Too bad, hope it's just regular traffic, not the road construction still.


Carol Hill
Re: Traffic [Re: Carol_Hill] #173292
10/24/2018 07:13 PM
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I am really surprised to hear of the traffic congestion. We have only been there mostly in January or very early February, and although there is lots of traffic, have honestly never been at a stand still , unless of course the bridge is opening. The only time I remember severe traffice was back in 2005 and we ended up for the first time in SXM during regatta! Wow, now that was traffic. I hope this present traffic situation is something that will be cleared up soon.


Randy and Meg Young
Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173293
10/24/2018 07:14 PM
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That doesn't sound good.

Re: Traffic [Re: SXMScubaman] #173301
10/25/2018 05:25 AM
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No, it's not.


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Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173306
10/25/2018 07:52 AM
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Re: Traffic [Re: Carol_Hill] #173330
10/25/2018 01:42 PM
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Sounds like on-the-job learning.


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Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173337
10/25/2018 02:46 PM
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If you visit SXM in the winter and have never been stuck in traffic, you are either the luckiest person alive or just don't go out in the daytime!!!!

Re: Traffic [Re: kccouple] #173340
10/25/2018 03:10 PM
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I do visit sxm usually in January and honestly, other than the bridge closing times, and a minor delay, I honestly have never been held up as this first post described. That;s why I was amazed that some people were stuck in traffic dead still for so long. I wish I could say I was the luckiest person alive, but not so. And, we do go out in the vehicle every single day. LOL....hey, maybe I am lucky. ??? Hoping that the road work is mostly done when we arrive.


Randy and Meg Young
Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173358
10/25/2018 08:38 PM
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We came thru SB about 8:30 with no traffic this evening. However, earlier in the evening it was really bad again. Friends stuck and couldn't get home second time this week. They were doing road work at the roundabout when we went through.

Last edited by BillandElaine; 10/25/2018 08:38 PM.

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Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173385
10/26/2018 11:13 AM
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Does anyone know how long road work will go on????? Husband flying down and has lots of running around to do... Mostly left over work from hurricane... He will hate this for sure.

Re: Traffic [Re: sasasal] #173387
10/26/2018 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by sasasal
Does anyone know how long road work will go on????? Husband flying down and has lots of running around to do... Mostly left over work from hurricane... He will hate this for sure.

Until it is finished and it will be on island time. It is an inconvenience for everyone traveling through the area where it is being done.


J.D.
Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173390
10/26/2018 12:15 PM
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Latest from the Government: https://www.sxm-talks.com/the-daily...AFu8nG5H-UfQJrdPP-nGowBvRRL4GDb1I1bLWITg

Hope to go for a swim in a bit. We'll see.


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Re: Traffic [Re: ruralcarrier] #173412
10/26/2018 03:13 PM
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Ok. No one knows. thanks for the info. And yes of course everyone is being inconvenienced by this. Do remember many times in high season airport road backed up, but that was after 4pm due to people getting off of work and beach people leaving beaches. Back ups were horrible. Hope for this to end for those that drive the Island day to day

Re: Traffic [Re: coltigh] #173432
10/27/2018 05:55 AM
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Traffic normal as usual last evening, no issues at all.


Elaine
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Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173440
10/27/2018 07:50 AM
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Good to hear. Thanks.


Carol Hill
Re: Traffic [Re: BillandElaine] #173446
10/27/2018 09:25 AM
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Very valuable to have you guys on this board. Who knows better than those that reside on Island!!!! You being there can answer with out guessing. Without being there, hard to get a true answer , as its mostly rumors... Nothing like coming from the horses mouth... Not an insult, just a very old saying. lol
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