The Ministry of Works and Transport has advised that authorization has been granted to light motor vehicles, to utilise the Priority Bus Route (PBR) from Mt Hope to Macoya, from 5 am on Friday 19th April, 2019 to 7pm on Monday 22nd April, 2019.
This has become necessary as major construction works will be ongoing along the eastbound lanes of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of Curepe Intersection, during this period.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has opened the Priority Bus Route from Curepe to Arima.
This is due to flooding along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway today.
The ministry notes, however, that the PBR is already being used heavily and is advising that commuters may still face traffic.
UPDATE: This is the second update by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The Bus Route is now opened until 6am Saturday. This follows two previous statements that indicated the opening times would be until 4pm and then until 12 midnight.
"The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport has authorized the use of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) to all motorists up to 6:00am tomorrow (Saturday 18th February, 2017).
The Minister of Works and Transport has authorised the use of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) to all motorists up to 4 pm today only (The Ministry has since updated this time to midnight).
A woman has been knocked down and killed by a bus on the Priority Bus Route.
The accident occurred near to St John's Road, in St Augustine around 6.30 this morning.
Police say the woman was attempting to cross the bus route when she came into contact with the bus which was heading in an easterly direction.
The woman's name and age have not yet been released.
We will update this report when we get more.