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The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda is gearing up for the bustling Christmas period.
To ensure the proper control of vehicular traffic in the city of St. John’s during the holiday festivities, the Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent Rodney Ellis, has invoked powers under Section 89 (1) of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 460.
According to this decision, a section of Market Street stretching between South Street and Church Street, along with New Gate Street from Corn Alley to Pope’s Head Street, will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
These closures will be effective from Wednesday, December 20th, 2023, to Saturday, December 23rd, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, 2023, the closure will extend from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
The Traffic Department urges motorists to take note of these temporary traffic adjustments and to plan their routes accordingly during the specified dates and times. These measures have been put in place to enhance public safety, facilitate pedestrian movement, and ensure a smooth flow of activities during the festive season in the city.
Superintendent Ellis emphasizes the importance of cooperation from the public in adhering to these temporary traffic regulations. The Royal Police Force aims to create a secure and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors alike as they engage in Christmas shopping, festivities, and gatherings within the designated areas.
As the holiday spirit fills the air, the Traffic Department encourages everyone to embrace the festive season responsibly and in harmony with the temporary traffic control measures in place.
Citizens are advised to stay informed through official channels and announcements from the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda for further updates or inquiries.