By Aabigayle McIntosh
Law enforcement officers have implemented a strategic Traffic Management Plan to regulate vehicular traffic during the busy Independence period over the next few days.
Head of the Traffic Department Superintendent Elson Quammie changes have been implemented to ensure people are able to get in and out of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium as easily and as quickly as possible.
“We are not blocking any Highway so, the main Sir Sydney Walywyn Highway will have a smooth flow east and west flow, there will be no blockages on that road.
“Also, the Old Parham Road coming through Pigott’s area will also be free of traffic to bring you and to take you from the stadium,” Superintendent Quammie said.
He later explained that those two roads would be the main evacuation routes. He is therefore appealing to the motoring public to refrain from parking on these highways because their vehicles will be towed at their expense.
“What we did, was we divided the stadium into two sections the western section will be for the food fair and the eastern section for the ceremonial parade. The eastern section will be closed off as early as Tuesday night so by Wednesday morning those coming to the food fair would not get the opportunity to get into the sterile area,” the senior officer said.
The traffic police indicated that food vendors would be using a particular gate to get in and out and to facilitate setting up they will use gates 3 and 4 for that purpose.
The main gate, he said, will be opened for the food fair from 5:30 am to 8:30 after that period the main gate will be restricted from all traffic.
The officer said the Traffic Department and the Traffic wardens will be on hand to direct traffic to the specific areas.
The activities on Independence Day November kicks off with the food fair from around 11 am at the stadium and the Ceremonial Parade and National Awards.