Update: Southbound highway re-opened after overnight repairs
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Works and Transport.
Update October 27, 2018 at 9:00 am:
The Ministry of Works has advised emergency repairs to the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway have been completed and access has been re-opened.
The Ministry said in an update Saturday that the highway was re-opened around 5:00 am that morning.
"The Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway was officially reopened at 5:00 am this morning following the completion of emergency works. The Ministry thanks all for their patience and understanding during this time," the Ministry said.
A temporary traffic disruption is in place along the Solomon Hochoy Highway (South Bound) near the Calcutta #1 Tunnel, Freeport to facilitate emergency temporary road repairs.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has advised that the disruption, which began today, will continue into Saturday.
The following traffic restrictions will be in effect:
On Friday at 3.00PM – 10.00PM – Traffic on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway will be restricted. Only one lane of traffic will be allowed to proceed north on the southbound lane. The other lane is diverted to the Freeport Parallel Access Road.
From 10.00PM Friday - Saturday at 7.00AM - the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
The public is advised to use the following alternative routes and comply with the following directions:
Motorists heading South on Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway are advised to enter the Freeport Parallel Access Road, cross Calcutta #1 Road and re-enter the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway (south bound).
Motorists heading North on the Freeport Parallel Access Road towards Calcutta #1 Road are advised to head east on Calcutta Settlement Road #3 to Freeport Mission Road, then north, back onto Calcutta #1 Road.
Please follow instructions from police officers on site to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic.
Please be aware of heavy equipment entering and exiting the site.
For further information, please visit the Ministry’s website (www.mowt.gov.tt) or call Highways Division at 625-4671.
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