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Ministry of Works & Transport

Temporary Road Closure at B1/8 Papourie Road, Monkey Town, Barrackpore

Temporary Road Closure at B1/8 Papourie Road, Monkey Town, Barrackpore Printable Version

23 Oct 2018

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that there will be a traffic disruption along
the Papourie Road, Monkey Town, Barrackpore in the vicinity of Bridge B 1/ 8 Papourie Road. This has
become necessary to facilitate the installation of additional bays to the Mabey Compact 200 Panel Bridge
(Bailey Bridge), to increase the structural integrity of the structure. This particular route will be CLOSED TO
VEHICULAR TRAFFIC on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm.
The public is advised to be aware of the undermentioned traffic adjustments along the Papourie Road in the
vicinity of the work site. Two (2), alternative routes have been established. They are as follows:
1. At the Papourie Road 6.2km turn right onto Lalbeharry Trace then left onto Tasker Road then onto
New Colonial Road 1km back to Papourie Road 10.6km (vice versa).
2. At the Papourie Road 7.5km turn left onto Monkey Town Cemetery Trace, then turn right onto
Cottage Road back to Papourie Road 8.15km (vice versa).
In light of the above, motorists are advised to comply with the following:-
  Proceed with caution and observe all directional signs and barriers
  Motorists should drive at a reduced speed on approaching the work zone
  Comply with instructions from Police Officers on site to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic
  Be aware of heavy equipment entering and exiting the site
The Ministry of Works and Transport regrets any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for its
continued cooperation. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Works and Transport website at or call Bridges Branch, Highways Division at 625-5219.
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