Motorists and other road users can expect temporary traffic disruptions over the next few days in Barataria and Tunapuna, as the Ministry of Works and Transport carries out necessary road rehabilitation works in both areas.

In advisories issued on the matter, the Ministry explains that the respective works in both locations should be complete by Monday 23 November 2020.

Tenth Avenue, Barataria

The Ministry of Works and Transport will be engaging in Culvert Crossing and Road Rehabilitation works, which will require a temporary traffic disruption along Tenth Avenue, Barataria in the vicinity of the Maritime Roundabout.

The disruption was activated at 7 am today, Thursday 19th November 2020.  It should last between 7 am and 5 pm daily, until Monday 23rd November 2020.

The Ministry is recommending that motorists use the following alternative routes:

●  Motorists proceeding North along the Barataria Overpass…  continue in a northerly direction after the Maritime Roundabout and then onto Lady Young Road. Make a right turn onto Fifth Street at the traffic lights, adjacent to Toyota, then take the first right onto Tenth Avenue.

●  Motorists proceeding East after exiting the Beetham Highway…  take the first exit (left) at the Maritime Roundabout and proceed in a northerly direction along the Lady Young Road.  Turn right onto Fifth Street at the traffic lights, adjacent to Toyota, then take the first right onto Tenth Avenue.

●  Motorists proceeding South along the Lady Young Road…  turn left onto Fifth Street, then take the first right onto Tenth Avenue.

Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna

Meanwhile, the temporary traffic disruption along the Eastern Main Road in Tunapuna—from Pasea Main Road to the Auzonville Bridge—is scheduled to take place from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd November 2020, as the Ministry carries out Road Rehabilitation works in this area.

The disruption will be between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, daily.

Proceed with caution

Motorists are urged to proceed with caution, observing all directional signs and barriers.  They are asked to drive at a reduced speed on approaching the work zone, and to be aware of heavy equipment entering and exiting the site.

The Ministry also advises motorists to drive with caution on all milled (possibly uneven) surfaces.

Most importantly, the advisory says, motorists must comply with instructions issued by police officers on site to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic.