Ministry of Works and Transport

Mosquito Creek Road opening today

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.

Roadworks continue along Beetham Highway, PBR opened

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 addition, single-lane traffic along westbound lane will be permitted for those entering POS via Beetham flyover.

Works Ministry: Water moisture causing further landslips on North Coast Road

The Ministry of Works and Transport says the water content/moisture of the hills on the way to Maracas Beach continues to be high resulting in further landslips.

In its latest update on the landslip that blocked off part of the road today, the ministry said its technical teams are on site ensuring the roads remain passable at this time.

It is advising drivers to continue to proceed with caution when entering the area.

The ministry says it will execute a detailed preventative plan in the upcoming dry season for the slopes leading to Maracas Beach.

No speed cameras on highways, it's just another rumour

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) is advising that the Spot Speed Camera Enforcement System has not been officially launched in Trinidad and Tobago.

It says this notice is in response to inaccurate information being circulated in the public domain, regarding the presence and operation of spot speed, fixed cameras and speed traps at various locations across the country.

BREAKING: PTSC's General Manager reinstated with immediate effect

The Ministry of Works and Transport has said that the General Manager of the Public Transport Services Commission, Ronald Forde has been reinstated to his position with immediate effect.

The following is the statement issued by the Ministry on Monday.

"Reports in the public domain have conveyed that Mr Ronald Forde, General Manager of the PTSC was placed on leave as of November 25, 2016.

Subsequent to these events, the Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise that effective immediately, Mr Forde has been reinstated in his substantive post.

Water taxi back in service

The Ministry of Works says the water taxi that was out of service on Wednesday has been repaired and is back in service.

The Ministry issued this statement today.

"The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the travelling public that overnight repair work to the water taxi vessel “Trini Flash” has been completed.

Consequently, full service has been restored on the water taxi routes to and from San Fernando.

The Ministry also wishes to advise that two other vessels are currently undergoing their regularly scheduled maintenance overhaul.