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Rohan: Uriah Butler Highway patchwork temporary

Works Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan is as­sur­ing that once tem­po­rary patch­work is com­plet­ed, the dam­aged Uri­ah But­ler High­way will be repaved.

He made the com­ment mo­ments ago, even as work­ers from the min­istry con­tin­ued work­ing of patch­ing up sev­er­al ar­eas of the high­way where flood wa­ters had caused se­ri­ous struc­tur­al dam­age to the road­way.

An aer­i­al view of the high­way showed there were still flood wa­ters on the south­bound car­riage­way of the high­way near the Ca­roni Bird Sanc­tu­ary Over­pass up to 10 am.

Works Ministry starts highway repair

The Min­istry of Works and Trans­port has start­ed re­pair work on var­i­ous parts of the Uri­ah But­ler High­way which were dam­aged by the week­end’s dev­as­tat­ing flood­ing.

Both lanes were re­opened to traf­fic hours ago af­ter min­istry of­fi­cials de­ter­mined flood wa­ters on the south­bound lane had re­ced­ed suf­fi­cient­ly.

Wrecker owners exploiting trapped UBH drivers

With the Ca­roni Riv­er still over­flow­ing its banks, hun­dreds of mo­torists ei­ther try­ing to get to north or south Trinidad re­main strand­ed on the Uri­ah But­ler High­way.

And while hun­dreds of Good Samar­i­tans have risked their own well­be­ing to take aid to flood vic­tims as tor­ren­tial rain and flood­ing con­tin­ues across Trinidad, dis­turb­ing sto­ries about wreck­er own­ers ex­ploit­ing those trapped have emerged.

CoP warns drivers to avoid Uriah Butler Highway

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith is warn­ing mo­torists to avoid roads and high­ways be­tween the Munroe Road Fly­over in Ch­agua­nas head­ing north and Grand Bazaar, Val­sayn, head­ing south, since they are now im­pass­able due to high wa­ter lev­els.

In an ad­vi­so­ry sent out just be­fore mid­day, Grif­fith said of­fi­cers from the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice are on the scene to main­tain or­der and pro­vide sup­port where nec­es­sary.

January ruling set for disputed highway case

High Court Judge James Aboud is ex­pect­ed to de­liv­er judge­ment in the High­way Reroute Move­ment (HRM)'s pro­tract­ed law­suit, chal­leng­ing the con­tro­ver­sial Debe to Mon De­sir seg­ment of the Solomon Ho­choy High­way ex­ten­sion project to Point Fortin, in Jan­u­ary.

Aboud re­served his judge­ment in the case af­ter at­tor­neys rep­re­sent­ing the State com­plet­ed their oral sub­mis­sions at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Wednes­day af­ter­noon.

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.

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