Watch out for Carnival traffic: 4 fetes in the West this Thursday
Drivers heading to the North-west in Trinidad on Thursday, February 8 may encounter heavy traffic due to four fetes being held in the area that day and/or night.
At least four fetes are listed as taking place in the Chaguaramas and Port of Spain area on Thursday, February 8, 2018:
Beach House Carnival All Inclusive
Five Islands Amusement Park, Chaguaramas
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
C'est La Vie All Inclusive
Pier 1, Chaguaramas
2:00 pm-8:00 pm
FOC (Friends of Carnival) Cooler Cruise
Harbour Master, Western Main Road
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
10:00 pm to 4:00 am
Promoters: Traffic management plans in place
Patrons have been advised that management teams from three events (Beachouse, C'est La Vie and Farmhouse Cooler Fete) have met with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to create a cohesive traffic management plan to assist with alleviating the congestion heading West.
Additional traffic management officers were hired to assist and patrons are advised to follow their instructions in order to facilitate a smooth flow of traffic on Thursday.
Trying to avoid the traffic? Here are some options:
This is a no-brainer. If heading down to a fete try to go down with groups in one car to utilise space efficiently.
2. Grab an Uber
3. Get a 'Drop'
4. Hire a maxi
You still have time to arrange for a maxi-taxi to take your crew down to the fete. Call the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association on 624-3505 to get more information.
5. Go early
This goes without saying but being on time for a fete in this situation can save you an extra hour of pain. Organise your crew and leave on time, to get there ahead of the crowds.