AIRPORT ACCESS ROAD OPENING ON FRIDAY

The 14km Access (Haul) Road from Rupert's Bay to St Helena Airport will open to the public from 12 noon on Friday, 7 June 2019.

HE Governor Rushbrook will officially open the Road at a special 'ribbon cutting' ceremony at Bottom Woods (next to Reggie's Takeaway) in the presence of the Bishop of St Helena, Elected Members and SHG officials including the SHG Roads Team. The public are also invited to attend this event.

Executive Council agreed at their meeting on Tuesday, 28 May, to adopt the Airport Access Road as part of St Helena's road network. The opening of the road brings a number of benefits to the Island including better alternative access between Jamestown, Rupert's and Longwood and will in turn reduce the volume of traffic that currently passes through Longwood to access the Airport and make these areas safer for the public.

The Airport Access Road is divided into seven sections � African Slave Road, Airbay Road, Boer Road, Flagstaff View, Pipe Ridge Pass, Wirebird Way and Wainwright Way. Appropriate signage at each section including speed limits will be in place before the Road is opened to the public.

St Helena Police are also launching a Road Safety Campaign to encourage responsible driving on the Airport Access Road. Further details will be issued shortly.

Notes to Editors

The Airport Access Road, previously known as the Haul Road, was the original track created to transport equipment and machinery to the Airport Site at Prosperous Bay.

Source: St Helena Government

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