The Ministry of Works and Transport Commissioned the Curepe Interchange Project on Monday 8th June, 2020.
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, His Excellency Song Yumin, Ambassador of China to Trinidad and Tobago and cabinet Colleagues, unveiled the plaque for the mega project and participated in a ceremonial lighting during the commissioning ceremony.
This project is viewed as a milestone as it contributes to the expansion of the highway network that will create increased inter-connectivity between rural and urban communities; and ease traffic congestion in Trinidad and Tobago. The Curepe Interchange Project also known as The Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CRH/Southern Main Road Curepe (SMR) Curepe Flyover and Ancillary Works is the current phase of the interchange improvement projects being implemented as part of the larger East West Corridor expansion and Improvement Works Programme.
The scope of works entailed:
• Construction of an overpass with two clover leaf sections at the intersection of the CRH and SMR, Curepe and other ramps
• Widening and realignment of the CRH to accommodate six lanes and frontage roads north and south of the CRH, and
• Construction of a roundabout in the south-eastern quadrant near Kay Donna and realignment of the Southern Main Road This project will bring relief to thousands of motorists who travel along the CRH daily.
Key Project Benefits also include:
•reduction in traffic congestion
•increased capacity on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway
•improved access to / from adjacent communities
•improved safety for vehicles
•improved pedestrian accessibility and safety
•reduced road user cost
The MOWT is committed to closing the transportation infrastructure gap by paving the way towards a sustainable future.