Friday 21 September, 2018

Traffic restrictions in place for new President's inauguration

Traffic restrictions will be in effect for the inauguration of the country’s sixth President on Monday.

Restrictions will be enforced from 6 am to 2 pm.

The ceremony would be conducted at the Queen’s Park Savannah and would conclude with a reception ceremony at the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA).

No parking restrictions would be enforced along Keate Street, Chancery Lane, Frederick Street between Keate Street and Queen’s Park West and Gordon Street.

From 9 am, vehicular traffic proceeding north along Charlotte Street, Henry Street and Pembroke Street shall turn west unto Gordon Street.

Gordon Street shall be one way traffic proceeding west, with the exception of vehicles displaying stickers and passes, there shall be no entry on the following areas: Keate Street from Charlotte Street, and Chancery Lane from either Gordon Street or Queen’s Park West.

Traffic proceeding around the Queen’s Park Savannah shall be permitted.

However, drivers must pay particular attention to the police officers and traffic wardens directing traffic into and out of the: 1. Queen’s Park Savannah 2. St. Ann’s Roundabout 3. The entrance to the Drag Mall at the top of Frederick Street 4. The entrance to the Paddocks (located opposite Knowsley Building) 5. The exits at Dundonald Street and Victoria Avenue 6. And also the entry/exit point at Casual Corner.

Parking would be facilitated for persons assigned to the North Stand at the rear or north of the North Stand.

The VIP, VVIP and specially invited guests would be accommodated at: 1. National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) 2. The Paddocks 3. and the Southern end of the Grand Stand

The Vehicle Removal Unit would be in operation to remove vehicles illegally parked to the Impound Bay located at the Old Traffic Branch, Abattoir Road, Sea Lots.