traffic

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.

CoP has rush hour traf­fic plan

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith says the po­lice will con­tin­ue to mon­i­tor ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic as the floods slow­ly re­cede. He as­sured that traf­fic arrange­ments were put in place so that by 3 pm to­day, when the traf­fic from north to south picks up again, there will be no grid­locks.

"We plan to clear both the north and south­bound car­riage­ways to­tal­ly for the flow of traf­fic by 3 pm," he said.

He de­nied that the flood­ing caused a bot­tle­neck ear­li­er to­day.

Security measure for Dana case causes traffic gridlock

The tes­ti­mo­ny of the State's main wit­ness in the pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry in­to Se­nior Coun­sel Dana See­ta­hal's mur­der is caus­ing mas­sive traf­fic grid­lock lead­ing in­to Port-of-Spain this morn­ing.

While there are reg­u­lar traf­fic re­stric­tions for week­ly hear­ings of the case at the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court, the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) re­port­ed­ly im­posed ex­tra mea­sures this morn­ing as the wit­ness was start­ing to give ev­i­dence.

Works Minister: Expect no traffic congestion on Beetham Highway tomorrow

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says works being done at the Beetham Highway will not lead to any traffic congestion when the new school term opens on Monday since all work should be completed tonight.

Last week, motorists complained of bumper to bumper traffic as two culverts along the Highway were being installed. The Priority Bus Route had to be opened to ease congestion.

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