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Dudley Ward Way

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Location  Gibraltar
Start  Brian Navarro Way
Reopened  2 November 2010
Length  500 m
Owner  Government of Gibraltar
Rebuilt  2010
Status  Open
Closed  18 February 2002
Opened  1968
Width  7 m
End  Europa Advance Road
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Operator  Government of Gibraltar
Similar  Sandy Bay - Gibraltar, Levant Battery, Ibrahim‑al‑Ibrahim Mosque, Eastern Beach - Gibraltar, Sikorski Memorial

Dudley Ward Way is a road tunnel through the south-eastern part of the Rock of Gibraltar. It is named after Sir Alfred Dudley Ward, Governor of Gibraltar from 8 June 1962 to 5 August 1965. The road running through the tunnel links the eastern side of The Rock (including Catalan Bay and Sandy Bay) via Sir Herbert Miles Road, with Europa Point, at the southern tip of Gibraltar via Europa Advance Road.

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Map of Dudley Ward Way, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Opening

Dudley Ward Way was built during the 1956-1968 period by the British Army. After the end of military tunnelling and the departure of the Royal Engineer tunnellers the maintenance of the tunnel was transferred to the civilian authorities.

Closure

Following a rockfall on 18 February 2002 at the approach road to the tunnel from the North, which killed Gibraltarian Brian Navarro while he was travelling by car and exiting the tunnel, the Government of Gibraltar concluded that the risk of further such incidents was too great, and the tunnel was closed indefinitely.

Reopening

In 2007, its reopening was suggested by the Government in order to ease traffic flow in the area of the new Rosia residential developments. Works on the stabilisation of The Rock's cliff began in summer 2009 and the tunnel reopened to traffic on 2 November 2010. To commemorate Brian Navarro, who was killed following a rockfall at the approach road to the tunnel, a plaque was placed at the site and the section of road, from the Admiralty Tunnel entrance in Sandy Bay to Dudley Ward Way's northern entrance, renamed Brian Navarro Way.

The total cost to the Government of the works to reopen the tunnel was £10.6 million.

References

Dudley Ward Way Wikipedia


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