Heritage Petroleum rolls out security measures in Santa Flora

Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says the public will have limited access to the field roads in Santa Flora, pending the roll out of improved security measures.

Recent reports suggest an increase in attempted robberies on motorists commuting through the area.

According to a release issued by the company, the Santa Flora field road located at Lot 10, the field road located at Bennet Village, as well as the Forest Reserve field road, will be closed off to the public between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am.

TTPS urges safer road use as 5 road fatalities recorded for 2020

With the New Year only 10 days old, already there have been five road traffic fatalities recorded for the year 2020.

And the Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service  (TTPS)  is  appealing  to  motorists  to exercise greater care and caution when driving on the nation’s roadways.

In an official statement, the TTPS notes that of those five fatalities already recorded, two of those have occurred in Tobago.

New bridge not affected by incident on Curepe Interchange site—NIDCO

As works continue on the Curepe Interchange, one driver is said to have ignored the height restrictions while approaching the work site.

Reports indicate that the driver of the truck ignored the height restriction, even after being told that he could not continue beyond a particular point at Valsayn before the Interchange.

Reports are that the truck driver attempted to manoeuvre the truck beneath the temporary height restriction barrier and the barrier collapsed after the truck came into contact with it, while another approaching vehicle was hit by the falling barrier.

Traffic disruption today again, at Curepe Interchange

The temporary traffic disruption on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway’s eastbound and westbound lanes near the Curepe Interchange continues today…

An official release from NIDCO and the Works and Transport Ministry indicates that the disruption will remain in effect until 9 tonight.

This disruption is to facilitate the transportation and delivery of steel girders from the Chaguaramas Port to the Curepe Intersection, in order to continue construction works on the Bridge Flyover for the Curepe Interchange Project.

WASA works in Diego Martin tonight

The  Water  and  Sewerage  Authority (WASA)  is advising  motorists and  members of the  general  public  of  traffic  restrictions  in  Four  Roads,  Diego  Martin tonight from 8:00, and into tomorrow at 4:00 a.m.

The restrictions will be along  the  Diego Martin  Highway—the Southbound  Carriageway  out  of  Diego  Martin—in the  vicinity  of  the Victoria  Keys  Development.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate emergency repairs to a leaking 6-inch diameter pipeline.

Police issue 65 tickets for speeding in last few days

Sixty-five motorists have been issued fixed penalty notices for speeding by South Western Division (SWD) officers, in separate exercises, both yesterday and over the weekend, police said in a statement.

The most recent exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, of the SWD, and supervised by Cpl. Mukesh Deonarine, of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, was conducted between 9 am and 6 pm, on Tuesday 24th April, 2018, along the South Trunk Road Extension, in the Oropouche District, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour (kph).