Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Weekend water works to see supply, traffic disruptions for PoS

Residents in Port-of-Spain and environs are advised of an interruption in their pipe borne water supply from Friday afternoon until Sunday.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on Wednesday advised that the disruption will begin 4 pm on Friday and is expected to conclude on Sunday.

WASA said the interruption has become necessary in order to facilitate the relocation of two transmission mains along the Beetham Highway, between the Lighthouse and Abattoir Road near the PTSC compound.

The work is being done in association with the Ministry of Works & Transport, in relation to the construction of the new drainage system for the City of Port-of-Spain.

Affected areas include:

Downtown Port-of-Spain                                           

St. James

Parts of Woodbrook                                                    

Cascade

St. Ann’s                                                                         

Belmont

Cocorite                                                                         

Westmoorings

Residents are reminded that it may take up to 12 hours for the scheduled pipe borne water supply to normalise to some affected areas, after the works have been completed.

A temporary traffic disruption will be in effect between the hours of 8 pm on Friday to 2 am on Monday. The eastbound lane of the Beetham Highway will be closed between the Lighthouse and Abattoir Road for the duration of the works with vehicles being diverted on to the West Bound Carriageway, where vehicular traffic will be permitted in both directions.

Where possible, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes including the Lady Young Road or South Quay to by-pass the work site to avoid traffic delays.

Motorists are also asked to proceed with caution when nearing the jobsite and obey the instructions of police officers on duty.

Customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426 for further information or assistance.

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