The Commissioner of Police has advised the public of a number of unavoidable and necessary traffic disruptions to accommodate the viewing and State Funeral service of late former President Professor George Maxwell Richards and wrecking will be in effect. In a release yesterday the police outlined the traffic disruptions:
- On Monday January 15, between the hours of 6am and 12 midday, vehicular traffic and parking will be restricted on Abercromby Street between Independence Square North and Duke Street, Knox Street between Abercromby Street and Frederick Street, Frederick Street between Duke Street and Independence Square South, Broadway between Independence Square South and South Quay, South Quay between Broadway and Wrightson Road, Dock Road and Wrightson Road between South Quay and Dock Road;
- On Tuesday January 16, between the hours of 6am and 10am, vehicular parking will be restricted on Abattoir Road, Colville Street, Frederick Street between Keate Street and Queen’s Park West, Keate Street between Chancery Lane and Frederick Street and Chancery Lane between Queen’s Park West and Gordon Street;
- On Wednesday January 17, between the hours of 6am and 3pm vehicular traffic and parking will be restricted on Frederick Street between Queen’s Park West and Independence Square North, Keate Street between Charlotte Street and Chancery Lane and Chancery Lane between Gordon Street and Queen’s Park West and Orange Grove Road between the Priority Bus Route and the road entrance to the Hockey Centre;
- The taxi stands on Hart Street, will be temporarily relocated to Queen Janelle Commissiong Street, on Monday 15 and Wednesday 17;
- The Chaguanas/San Fernando Taxi Stand on Broadway, will be temporarily relocated to South Quay, on the northern side on Monday 15 and Wednesday 17;
- The Diego Martin Taxi Stand on South Quay, will be temporarily relocated to Chacon Street on Monday 15 and Wednesday 17;
- and the Priority Bus Route from Macoya Junction to Dinsley Junction will be temporarily closed from 12:45pm to 2pm on Wednesday January 17.
The police advised motorists that wrecking will be in effect during the stipulated period. “The Commissioner of Police wishes to advise the public to comply with the instructions of police officers on duty, so as to minimise the inconveniences that may arise.” Citizens were advised to call the Port of Spain Division Office at 627-2153, or the Traffic Branch at 675-4061, for further information.