Friday 15 November, 2019

Watch: New segment along Mosquito Creek now open to traffic

The elevated segment of roadway along Mosquito Creek was opened to vehicular traffic at midday on Wednesday.

The elevated segment of roadway along Mosquito Creek was opened to vehicular traffic at midday on Wednesday.

Motorists and commuters who traverse the Mosquito Creek along the South Trunk Road, San Fernando can expect some improvement in the traffic situation with the opening of the elevated segment of roadway.

The roadway, Package 5A of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin (SHHEPF), was formally opened on Wednesday.

This segment is being executed by NIDCO.

 

Video via the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO).

Traffic speed will be limited to 30 kilometres per hour along the stretch.

Motorists are advised that no overtaking is allowed on the new section of the roadway.

Further, there will be ongoing works along the Mosquito Creek as part of the ongoing highway project.

The opening of the elevated roadway segment is expected to alleviate the issue of recurrent traffic in that area.

The Works and Transport Ministry noted that the partial opening of the Mosquito Creek will allow vehicles to move to the higher embankment, effectively reducing the obstruction that comes with the high tide.

The completion of the Mosquito Creek section is expected to bring an end to the perennial flooding experienced in the area.

The Ministry noted that this segment of the highway extension is now being protected from the sea by andesite boulders supplied from the THA quarry in Tobago.

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