Thursday 23 January, 2020

Traffic alert: Part of Diego Martin Highway closed this weekend

Drivers are warned of traffic disruptions as a result of the closure of the Diego Martin Highway from Friday August 9 at 8:00 pm to Sunday August 11 at 10:00 am.

The Ministry of Works and Transport said in a statement issued Wednesday that part of the Diego Martin Highway between the HDC Chaconia Crescent Apartment building and Four Roads Government Primary School will be closed to vehicular traffic from August 9 at 8:00 pm to August 11 at 10:00 am.

The traffic disruption the Y-intersection of the Diego Martin Main Road (north-bound) to Morne Coco Road Intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic during that period to facilitate the installation of the overpass.

The Ministry advised of alternative routes as follows:

1. Motorists proceeding Southbound (option 1)

Motorists can turn left onto Morne Coco Road at the traffic lights and take the first right onto Hillcrest Drive. At the T-junction, turn right onto Union Road then left onto Franklin Road and exit onto the southbound lane of the Diego Martin Highway or use any route appropriate to your destination from Union Road.

2. Motorists proceeding Southbound (option 2)

Motorists can also turn right onto Morne Coco Road at the traffic lights and continue along Morne Coco onto the Western Main Road.

3. Motorists proceeding Northbound

At the Y-intersection, proceed onto the Diego Martin Main Road then turn right onto Morne Coco Road the continue left onto the northbound lane of the Diego Martin Highway or use any appropriate route to one’s destination from the Morne Coco Road junction.

In light of this drivers are advised to proceed with caution and observe directional signs and barriers, to drive at a reduced speed and to comply with instructions from officers on site. 

Drivers are asked to also be aware of heavy equipment on site. 

The Ministry apologised for the inconvenience and thanked the public for their cooperation.

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