Temporary Traffic Disruption - Valsayn Pedestrian Overpass Project


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The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to advise the general public (motorists/residents/pedestrians) that:

• there will be a temporary closure of a section of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CRH) in the vicinity of the Cipriani Labour College commencing on Sunday 29th March, 2020 at 9:00 AM and ending on Monday 30th March, 2020 at 11:00 PM to facilitate the installation of the Steel Bridge Truss and casting of its deck for this project.

Motorists are advised that the following detours will be in effect (map attached for ease of reference):

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES
During this period ONLY the Priority Bus Route will be open from its intersections with Abattoir Road west of the Port of Spain Public Market to the Macoya Road Intersection.

ACCESS TO AREAS EAST OF THE CLOSED SECTION OF THE CRH

• FROM CRH EASTBOUND
Motorists travelling east along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CRH) from Port of Spain, El Socorro and environs who wish to proceed East beyond the closed section of the CRH will be diverted to the northbound section of the Uriah Butler Highway and should turn right onto the Priority Bus Route (PBR) at the Mt. Hope Intersection.

Motorists should then proceed along the authorized section of the PBR to access their final destination or turn
right at its intersection with Macoya Road to access the CRH.

Motorists traveling east along the CRH from Port of Spain and environs may also utilize Abattoir Road (west of
Port of Spain Public Market) and the Churchill Roosevelt Highway/Eastern Main Road Link in the vicinity of Barataria Roundabout to access the PBR. Motorists should then proceed along the authorized section of the PBR to access their final destination or turn right at its intersection with Macoya Road to access the CRH.

• From UBH Southbound
Motorists travelling south along the Uriah Butler Highway (from Mt. Hope and environs who wish to proceed East beyond the closed section of the CRH should turn left onto the Priority Bus Route (PBR) at the Mt. Hope Intersection.

Motorists should then proceed along the authorized section of the PBR to access their final destination or turn right at its intersection with Macoya Road to access the CRH.

• From UBH Northbound
Motorists travelling north along the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) from San Fernando, Chaguanas and environs who wish to proceed East beyond the closed section of the CRH are advised to continue along the northbound section of the UBH and turn right onto the Priority Bus Route (PBR) at the Mt. Hope Intersection. Motorists should then proceed along the authorized section of the PBR to access their final destination or turn right at its intersection with Macoya Road to access the CRH.

ACCESS TO AREAS WEST OF THE CLOSED SECTION OF THE CRH

• FROM CRH WESTBOUND
Motorists travelling west along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CRH) from Arima, Piarco, Trincity and environs who wish to proceed West beyond the closed section of the CRH will be diverted to Macoya Road (North) and should then turn left onto the Priority Bus Route (PBR). Motorists should then proceed along the authorized section of the PBR, turn left at the Mt. Hope Intersection to access the Uriah Butler Highway Southbound and follow the directional signs to access the CRH.

• LOCAL TRAFFIC
Motorists and residents whose final destination lies within the temporarily closed section of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Spring Village, Valsayn North, Valsayn South, Bamboo No. 2, Bamboo No. 3 and environs) will be diverted accordingly or allowed to proceed to access their final destination.

Motorists are also advised to comply with following:
• proceed with caution and drive at a reduced speed on approaching the work zone
• observe all temporary directional signage provided on the approaches to the site
• instructions issued by police officers on site to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic
• be aware of heavy equipment entering and exiting the site

All precautions are being taken by the MOWT, NIDCO and its Contractor to guarantee proper Health, Safety and Environmental Standards are maintained.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and regret any

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