Traffic delays on Solomon Hochoy highway from Thursday

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the Solomon Hochoy Highway-South Bound, in the vicinity of Gasparillo Bypass and the Brian Lara Stadium Access Route from Thursday.

It says this has become necessary in order to facilitate road rehabilitation and stabilization works which will commence on Thursday 30th August, 2018 and end on Sunday 2nd September, 2018 between the hours of 9pm  and 5am.

In light of this, motorists are advised to comply with the following:-

Gov't free to restart Cumuto highway as Privy Council dismisses FFOS appeal

The Government is now free to resume work on the Cumuto Highway as the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council today dismissed the appeal by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) against the award of the Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) granted to the Ministry of Works.

The Privy Council’s written judgment will be delivered on 8 October, 2018.

The matter surrounds the granting of a Certificate of Environmental Clearance to the Ministry of Works and Transport in June 2017.

Police: No traffic disruptions along Beetham Highway

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has confirmed that there has been no obstruction to the normal flow of traffic along the Beetham Highway, Port of Spain, contrary to reports circulating via social media.

A statement by the TTPS says that following a police-involved shooting incident in the Beetham Gardens area around 6:30 am today, officers of the Port of Spain Division moved in swiftly to maintain law and order.

It says that as a consequence of the preemptive action of the police, there was no disruption in the flow of traffic.

FFOS launches legal challenge to certificate allowing construction of Cumuto to Sangre Grande Highway

The group 'Fishermen and Friends of the Sea' (FFOS) is challenging the construction of a highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande, saying the Certificate of Environemental Clearance 

Police warn of highway scam

Police are advising motorists to be wary of persons posing as vendors and operating along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, but who are engaged in an extortion scam.

A statement by the Police Service said reports reaching police indicate that persons engaged in the scam, create a situation, where their vending carts make contact with the vehicle of an unsuspecting motorist.

The scam artiste thereafter accuses the motorist of causing damage to his cart and proceeds under threat to extort money from the motorist.