The once in a generation road transportation and road corridor programme is more than a decade old. The New Providence Road Improvement Project began in the 1990s but did not significantly progress from 2002 to 2007. Restarted under the current Ingraham administration, the programme went into higher gear beginning in 2007.
Geno D’s popular and witty single “Dig Up 2011” captures the mood of many residents of New Providence on the ambitious road works and utilities upgrades on the capital island:
“They doing some serious diggin’.../They stressing out my life, all kinds of dust in my nose, all over my car and my clothes/They say it’s all for my good, but not right now in my neighbourhood.../ Everywhere they diggin’ mornin’, noon and evenin’.../You gat to go north to go south/You gat to go east to go west/Gat to past my house to get home...”