As works continue on the Curepe Interchange, one driver is said to have ignored the height restrictions while approaching the work site.
Reports indicate that the driver of the truck ignored the height restriction, even after being told that he could not continue beyond a particular point at Valsayn before the Interchange.
Reports are that the truck driver attempted to manoeuvre the truck beneath the temporary height restriction barrier and the barrier collapsed after the truck came into contact with it, while another approaching vehicle was hit by the falling barrier.
The end-date for usage of a 2019 Priority Bus Route Permit has been extended to January 2020.
In a press release, the Ministry of Works and Transport announced that permit holders can continue to use their passes up until 31 January 2020. Normally, a permit would expire on the last day of the year.
Passes are divided into public and private categories, and are valid for periods of six months and one year.
The ministry reminds permit holders that if they do not follow stipulated conditions, they may be forced to pay a fine.
The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that there will be temporary traffic disruptions over the weekend as a result of scheduled roadworks.
Firstly, from 8 pm on Friday 6th December to 4 am on Monday 9th December, there will be a temporary closure of access to—and from—the Southern Main Road North (Curepe), at its intersection with the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Curepe Interchange).
The Licensing Office located at Wrightson Road in Port of Spain is back open today, after being closed for the last two days.
In a statement, the Ministry of Works and Transport advised that the Port of Spain Licensing Office resumed regular business operations and will operate within regular hours, namely 8am to 4pm.
The office was closed on Tuesday to facilitate ongoing maintenance work at the facility.
Recently, workers at the Licensing Office complained that they were being affected by a sewer problem.
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The Port of Spain Licensing Office will be closed from today until further notice.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Works and Transport, this is to facilitate ongoing maintenance work at the facility, which is located on Wrightson Road in the capital city.
The ministry is encouraging members of the public to monitor the press and the ministry’s social media pages for updates on the re-opening of the Port of Spain licensing office.
The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
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The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption over the weekend, along the northbound and southbound lanes of the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH).
The ministry says the disruption will be between the hours of 7am and 7pm, and assures that a minimum of two lanes of traffic will remain open to motorists in both the northbound and southbound directions along the UBH at all times.
The following locations will be most affected:
Part of the Mosquito Creek Road will be opened this afternoon, bringing some relief to commuters.
According to the Ministry of Works and Transport, vehicles will now be allowed onto the higher embankment.
The ministry says this will provide some relief from the perennial flooding that impacts commuters using the Mosquito Creek roadway, as well to facilitate construction of the northbound carriageway works.
Motorists are advised that the posted traffic speed will be 30 kilometres per hour.
Motorists entering the capital city may encounter traffic delays.
This as works along the Beetham Highway have not been completed on time. This morning the ministry advised that works to replace the westbound side of Beetham culverts experienced delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
There remains in place a diversion of two lanes westbound traffic onto eastbound lanes of the Beetham Highway.in addition, single-lane traffic along westbound lane will be permitted for those entering POS via Beetham flyover.