Traffic disruptions due to highway road work westbound from UWI to Curepe

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Westbound) from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Intersection to the Curepe Intersection (Kaydonna).

This is necessary in order to facilitate road repair works, which commenced on Wednesday 9th May, 2018 and is expected to be complete by Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

These works will take place between the hours of 8 pm to 4 am.

Motorists are advised to comply with the following:

Brace for more traffic jam today

If you plan on heading into the capital city today for work, business or pleasure expect a significant traffic disruption as one of the main arteries used by motorists, the Lady Young Road, in Morvant is unlikely to be reopened.

Engineers worked overnight to clear mounds of rock, trees and silt which posed a significant threat and are hoping to reopen at least one lane of the roadway today.

Alternative routes into and out of the city are the Eastern Main Road and the Beetham Highway.

Drivers can also take the scenic, but longer route, through Maraval and Santa Cruz.

Traffic disruption northbound on highway by Couva Hospital tonight

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that from 9 pm tonight to 2 am on Tuesday, there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the northbound lanes of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of the Couva Children’s Hospital.

The ministry says this is to facilitate the removal of the temporary surface and repaving of the asphalt surface.

The public is advised to:

• Please proceed with caution and observe all informative and directional signs and barriers 

Police present to ensure free flow of traffic on Beetham Highway

Police officers are stationed along the Beetham Highway to ensure the free flow of traffic.

The residents blocked the road this morning causing traffic.

We understand that action maybe retaliation for a police exercise in the area, during which 2 alleged gang leaders were taken into custody earlier this morning.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

VIDEO: Residents block Beetham Highway

Parts of the Beetham highway and the priority bus route are currently blocked by rioting Beetham residents.

CNC3 understands that police are mobilizing resources and heading to the scene.

CNC3 has obtained footage of residents blocking the highway and throwing objects at passing vehicles.

T&TEC work on North Coast Road will cause traffic delays

The Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is advising commuters that T&TEC will be conducting overhead line work along the North Coast Road, in the vicinity of the Maracas lookout, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th November.

T&TEC says work will take place from 8 am to 5 pm daily and motorists may encounter some delays during these periods.

Drivers are being urged to heed the instructions of the police officers on location to assist with the flow of traffic and to drive cautiously when approaching the area.

Traffic changes in San Fernando from tomorrow

The San Fernando City Corporation will implement a new traffic management plan for a trial period of two weeks, starting tomorrow, Tuesday.

The corporation says this plan is aimed at tackling the major issue of traffic gridlock in the city centre.

Motorists and the traveling public are being advised to heed the following changes:

* The Fyzabad Taxi Stand will be relocated from Lord Street to the Western side of Mucurapo Street

* The Marabella Taxi Stand will be re-orientated (Southbound) towards Mucurapo Street on the Western side