UPDATE: One dead, 4 injured in Beetham Highway accident

An accident on the Beetham Highway, today, has left one woman dead and four injured.

The accident happened after 4 o'clock this morning when a woman driving a Nissan X-Trail—which had at least one passenger—tried to overtake a truck along the highway.

She crashed into the truck.

Multiple first responder vehicles had to come to the scene to attend to the injured.

The crash caused traffic to back up as far as Grand Bazaar.

Expect delays with Beetham roadworks

The Works and Transport Ministry is advising of temporary traffic disruptions this weekend along the Beetham highway, as they carry out repair works on the eastbound lane, just after the lighthouse.

The ministry says the disruptions will begin Friday evening at 7 pm and should end at 7 pm on Sunday July 21st.

Motorists are advised that the westbound lane of the highway will be a dual carriageway, with two lanes heading west, and one lane heading east, between the light house and Abbatoir Road.

Traffic flow changes lead to chaos

The first full day of traf­fic changes im­ple­ment­ed for the con­struc­tion of the Curepe In­ter­change saw mas­sive traf­fic pile­ups along the South­ern Main Road.

Ve­hi­cles head­ing south along the main road were caught in bot­tle­necks from the Val­sayn in­ter­sec­tion short­ly be­fore noon.

Chaos as new traffic plan rolls out in Sangre Grande

A new traf­fic plan im­ple­ment­ed in San­gre Grande left scores of dri­vers con­fused and re­sult­ed in traf­fic grid­lock stretch­ing as far as Va­len­cia on Wednesday.

All traf­fic leav­ing the town will now have to pass along Rail­way Road, which runs par­al­lel to the East­ern Main Road, at ex­it at the turn off near Guaico Tamana Road.

All traf­fic head­ing east will use the East­ern Main Road (EMR), which has been con­vert­ed to one-way traf­fic up to Wal­len­valle.

Jaywalking, stopping to party on roadway - Stop causing Carenage traffic

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is urging all motorists to assist in minimizing traffic congestion in the Carenage district.

The commissioner’s comments follow some actions on the part of party-goers.

The CoP notes over the next few days, there are several major parties in the Western peninsula almost nightly, with tens of thousands of people expected to attend, with several thousand vehicles, using one lane to enter and the other to exit, along a five (5) mile route, and some traffic is expected.

Sangre Grande facing traffic crisis

Pres­i­dent of the San­gre Grande Cham­ber Richard Mo­hammed has said that San­gre Grande is fac­ing a traf­fic cri­sis which is damp­en­ing the town’s at­trac­tive­ness and rep­u­ta­tion do­mes­ti­cal­ly.

He said the Cham­ber has en­gaged in dis­cus­sions with the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port with re­gards to the High­way De­vel­op­ment Project, paving of the streets of the town and en­hance­ment of the pave­ments and beau­ti­fi­ca­tion projects.

Mo­hammed made the com­ment dur­ing the in­stal­la­tion of the Cham­ber’s new ex­ec­u­tive.

Traffic restrictions in part of Port-of-Spain Friday

The Police Service is advising the public of the following traffic arrangements in the Port of Spain Division on Friday.

Motorists are advised that no parking, stopping or waiting in vehicles will be allowed along St. Vincent Street, between Gordon and Queen Streets, from 12 midnight until further notice.

Traffic will be allowed to flow as usual.

Members of the public are urged to follow all instructions and directions given by officers, in a bid to ensure everyone’s safety and security. 

Traffic restrictions in POS on Friday

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is advising of the following traffic arrangements in Port-of-Spain on Friday.

Motorists are advised that no parking will be allowed along St. Vincent Street, between Gordon and Sackville Streets, from 12 am until further notice.

There will also be NO ENTRY along Abercromby Street between Knox and Park Streets, and NO ENTRY along Duke Street between Pembroke and Edward Streets.

Members of the public are urged to follow all instructions and directions given by officers, in a bid to ensure everyone’s safety and security. 

Accident causes downtown PoS gridlock

A mi­nor ac­ci­dent near the Cen­tral Bank Tow­ers in Port-of-Spain ear­li­er to­day caused a mas­sive traf­fic pile­up in the down­town parts of the cap­i­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, two cars col­lid­ed at the bot­tom of Ed­ward Street, just be­fore where it in­ter­sects with South Quay head­ing east. One of the ve­hi­cles end­ed up on top of the oth­er and was un­able to move.