Ground was recently broken for a new 8,800 sq ft Department of Vehicle and Drivers' Licensing (DVDL) main office on Shamrock Road.
Minister of Communications, Works & Infrastructure, the Hon. Arden McLean, JP, was joined by representatives from the DVDL, the Public Works Department, Edgewater Development Ltd, and Halcrow Yolles for the event.
"Current facilities are no longer adequate to meet the demand for the department's services," Minister McLean commented. "Moving to Shamrock Road will also help increase efficiency and alleviate the George Town congestion."
Once the new office opens, the Elgin Avenue and Walkers Road locations will be closed. The larger facility will offer two inspection pits, one for heavy equipment the other for all other vehicles, as well as a 400 sq ft gazebo and an 84-space car park. The building will also be built to category 5 hurricane standards.
Construction is scheduled for completion by January 2010.