Uriah Butler Highway

Chaguanas man is second road fatality for the year

A 20-year-old man died in a crash on Thursday night along the Uriah Butler Highway.

He has been identified as Nickelle Luke Foster of Charonia Avenue, Edinburgh South in Chaguanas.

Guardian Media was told that Foster's car flipped several times along the southbound lane near the Monroe Road Flyover shortly after 8 pm.

Foster reportedly suffered significant head trauma and died on the scene.

Police believe that he was speeding along the highway when he lost control of the wheel.

Nickelle Luke Foster was the second accident victim for the year.

Works Ministry warns of more traffic disruptions this weekend

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that there will be temporary traffic disruptions over the weekend as a result of scheduled roadworks.

Firstly, from 8 pm on Friday 6th December to 4 am on Monday 9th December, there will be a temporary closure of access to—and from—the Southern Main Road North (Curepe), at its intersection with the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Curepe Interchange).

Temporary traffic disruption on UBH this weekend

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption over the weekend, along the northbound and southbound lanes of the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH).

The ministry says the disruption will be between the hours of 7am and 7pm, and assures that a minimum of two lanes of traffic will remain open to motorists in both the northbound and southbound directions along the UBH at all times.

The following locations will be most affected:

Tabaquite MP condemns weekend traffic disruption on UBH

Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Dr Surujrattan Rambachan, is condemning the planned traffic disruptions on the Uriah Butler Highway this weekend, as the Works and Transport Ministry carries out road works.

Dr Rambachan, who is a former minister of Works and Transport, believes the disruption is a deliberate move by the PNM to hamper UNC campaigning over the weekend.

The full text of the MP’s release, follows…