Published 19 October 2019
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
SCASPA Sponsors New West Basseterre Bus Terminal
Basseterre, St. Kitts – October 18, 2019. The St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), in keeping with its corporate responsibility mandate to the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis, will be embarking on the constructing of a new and improved West Basseterre Bus Terminal, slated for completion by December 2019.
The construction of the new Omni Bus Terminal is a continuation of SCASPA’s improvement project in the vicinity which was started with the new and improve Ferry Terminal. While the new bus terminal will occupy the same physical space as the current one, improved features will include: increased holding capacity, fully covered facility, comfortable seating and defined passenger holding areas. E & J Construction is the firm tasked with building this long-awaited structure which will add significantly to the ambiance already being initiated by the recently modern-designed Basseterre Ferry Terminal.
SCASPA, in conjunction with the Traffic Department, is asking all operators, venders, travelers, users of the current and surrounding facilities and road users to pay special attention to construction signs and warning notices during the period to avoid injury and incidents. Other significant changes during construction will include the elimination of one of the current vehicular traffic lanes on the main road as this will be cordoned off for construction purposes.
In light of this, parking directly in front of the Island Bakery outlet will be prohibited as that lane will be used for moving vehicular traffic. Additionally, users of the parking area directly in front of the bars are asked to kindly relinquish said parking to the Omni buses during construction. The appropriate signages will be erected to ensure compliance and safety.
Start date for this SCASPA driven project is Monday October 21, 2019, and completion is earmarked for December 2019 to accommodate the hectic Christmas/Carnival season