TTPS outlines traffic restrictions for Independence Day
Trinidad and Tobago will celebrate its 56th anniversary of Independence on Friday and as such, traffic restrictions are in effect for the capital city.
These restricts will impact drivers and road users in and around the Queens Park Savannah, uptown Port of Spain and the Western Main Road, St. James.
These restrictions will allow for a parade of the various units of the Ministry of National Security, under the command of the Chief of Defence Staff, to take place at the Queens Park Savannah at 8:00 am as part of the celebrations.
President Paula-Mae Weeks will take the salute.
After the inspection of the parade, all units taking part will commence a route march from the Queens Park Savannah to the Outer Field, Police Academy, Long Circular Road, St James, along the following route:-
- South along Frederick Street;
- West along Park Street onto Tragarete Road;
- West along Tragarete Road, around Roxy Roundabout, onto the Western Main Road;
- North along Long Circular Road onto the outer field of the Police Training Academy where the parade will be dismissed.
As such, traffic restrictions will commence at 6:00 am on Friday and will expire at 1:00 am on Saturday.
RESTRICTIONS FOR ROUTE MARCH
“No Parking” will be in effect between 6:00 am and 10:00 am on the following streets;
Queens Park West between Queens Park East and Cipriani Blvd;
Chancery Lane between Keate Street and Queens Park West;
Gordon Street; and
Frederick Street between Queen’s Park West and Park Street.
“No Parking” will be in effect between 6:00 am and 11:00 am, on the following street;
Park Street, between Frederick Street and St Vincent Street;
“No Parking” will be in effect between 6:00 am and 12:00 midday, on the following streets;
Tragarete Road; and
Western Main Road between Roxy Roundabout and the Long Circular Road junction.
“No Parking” will be in effect between 6 am and 3 pm, on the following street;
Long Circular Road, between Western Main Road and Patna Street.
Vehicular Traffic will be restricted between 9:00 am and 10.00 am on:-
Queen’s Park West between Queen’s Park East and Chancery Lane;
Keate Street between Charlotte Street and Abercromby Street;
Frederick Street between Queen’s Park West and Park Street; and
Pembroke Street between Keate Street and Gordon Street
Vehicular Traffic will be restricted on:-
Park Street between Henry Street and Edward Street between 7:00 am and 11:00 am,
Tragarete Road between 7:00 am and 12 midday; and
Western Main Road between Damian Street and Lucknow Street between 7:00 am and 12 midday.
RESTRICTIONS FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY QUEENS PARK SAVANNAH
From 12 midday on Friday to 1:00 am on Saturday, there will be “No Parking” on the following streets:-
Queen’s Park West from Chancery Lane to St Clair Avenue;
Maraval Road from St Clair Ave to Saddle Road;
Circular Road from Saddle Road to St Ann’s Road;
Queen’s Park East from St Anns Road to Queen’s Park West; and
Charlotte Street from Queen’s Park West to New Street
A driver of a motor vehicle may, from 6:00 am to 11:00 am, park his motor vehicle in the Queens Park Savannah as directed by Police Officers on duty.
Entrances and exits are at Casual’s Corner and the entrance at the St. Ann’s Roundabout.
Vehicles in contravention of the Traffic Order will be removed and impounded under Section 108(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act by Police Wreckers; and conveyed to the impound bay at Abattoir Road, Sea Lots opposite the old Central Market.
The TTPS says the above-mentioned restrictions are necessary to ensure the safety and security of the Parade and its participants.
The motoring public is advised to pay particular attention to the Police Officers and Traffic Wardens in uniform and obey all directions given.
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