Media Release


Minister Sinanan Meets With Taxi Associations of the Barrackpore Area

14 Oct 2021

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, alongside senior members of the Ministry's Executive Team, met with Mr. Ravi Ramsingh (President)  and Mr. Randy Soogrim (Public Relations Officer) of the Barrackpore to San Fernando Taxi Association, as well as, Mr. Chandradath Rampersad, President of the Princes Town to Barrackpore Taxi Association on Thursday 14th  October, 2021.

MOWT Addresses Barrackpore Protest Action

11 Oct 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport notes with great concern, recent protest action in the Barrackpore area on Monday 11th October 2021. Burning debris was placed at various points along Rochard Douglas Road, Papourie Road, Kanhai Road, St. Croix Road and Oropouche River Road, which serve as major connectors into the Barrackpore area.

Update on Evans Street Road Rehabilitation Programme and Sangre Grande Traffic Disruption 

27 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) takes this opportunity to address reports in the public domain of deteriorating road infrastructure along Evans Street, Curepe

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

17 Aug 2021

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

While temporary road works were recently undertaken on the landslip, inclement weather has contributed to additional damage causing a complete closure of the roadway.  On Monday 16th August, 2021, Senator Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, participated in a site inspection with a team of officials from the Highways Division who provided an overview of the required technical work plan.

MOWT Successfully Clears North Coast Road Landslide Overnight

11 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport through the use of in-house resources successfully cleared a landslide that occurred on the North Coast Road in the vicinity of the “Pillars” on August 10th 2021.  This landslide was caused by natural fissures within the rock which deteriorated over time, and was further exacerbated by the recent heavy rainfall, which loosened the material.

Emergency Road Works at Robert Village, Tableland

31 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is currently conducting temporary roadworks to the affected area by widening the opposite side of the road. This emergency intervention will allow continued access to the road and reduce traffic.

MOWT Responds to the Existing Condition of the La Horquetta Walkover

03 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport duly notes the concerns of the general public as it relates to recent footage circulating in the public domain on the existing condition of the La Horquetta Walkover. Given the understandable level of concern for safety, the Ministry would like to take this opportunity to clarify some key points as it relates to the maintenance and upgrade of this particular structure.

Repairs to the B1/2 Bridge at Golden Grove Road Commences

14 Oct 2020

On Tuesday 13th October 2020, the carriageway that spans the length of the B1/2 Bridge, Golden Grove Road collapsed making the roadway inaccessible to localized traffic. The Ministry of Works and Transport is mindful of the criticality of this connector bridge as it serves as a main access point between the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and the Eastern Main Road. As such, works are ongoing to restore unencumbered travel to drivers in the shortest possible time.