Traffic restriction around Red House for opening

Traffic restriction around Red House for opening

Traffic will be restricted around St. Vincent Street on Friday for the opening of the Red House.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30a.m with a featured address delivered by President Paula Mae Weekes. There will be a guard of honour which will assemble at Sackville Street before moving to St. Vincent then onto Hart then on to Abercromby Streets.

Senior Superintendent Glenn Charles who is attached to the Port of Spain City Police said traffic to roads leading to the Red House will be restricted for the formal opening. He encouraged drivers to use the Lady Young Road to enter Port-of-Spain. He said, “We’re going to be using Abercromby Street, Knox Street, Frederick Street and back to Hart Street. Drivers can pass over the Lady Young Road or make sure they get into the city before 10 am on Friday.”

The Red House will be reopened after over eight years; it was closed in 2011 to allow for restoration of the building.

See below for the official release from the TTPS:

Pursuant to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 please see the below Order made by the Commissioner of Police under section 68(1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, for the Traffic Restriction (Temporary Provisions) (Formal Re-opening of the Red House Building of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) Order, 2020.

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Traffic Restriction (Temporary Provisions) (Formal Reopening of the Red House Building of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) Order, 2020

The restriction takes effect from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Parking is prohibited on-

  • St. Vincent Street, between Duke Street and Independence Square North;
  • Sackville Street, between Richmond Street and St. Vincent Street;
  • Abercromby Street, between Independence Square North and Park Street;
  • Knox Street, between St. Vincent Street and Frederick Street;
  • Edward Street, between Independence Square North and Park Street;
  • Hart Street
  • Duke Street, between Frederick Street and Edward Street;
  • Pembroke Street, between Knox Street and Park Street;
  • Henry Street, between Independence Square North and Park Street;
  • Queen Street, between Frederick Street and Edward Street.

Vehicles belonging to the Police Service and the Defence Force may park on the eastern side of Edward Street, between Queen Street and Sackville Street.

Vehicular traffic is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on-

  • St. Vincent Street, between Duke Street and Queen Street;
  • Hart Street;
  • Abercromby Street, between Independence Square North and Park Street;
  • Knox Street;
  • Sackville Street, between Edward Street and St. Vincent Street

Taxi drivers plying the St. Ann’s route may access and park their taxis on Queen Street between Frederick Street and Abercromby Street.

A person driving a motor vehicle-

  • East along Sackville Street, shall from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. turn North onto Edward Street;
  • West along Duke Street, shall from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. turn south onto Frederick Street

A taxi driver plying-

  • the St. Ann’s route from Hart Street, shall operate from the southern side of Queen Street, between Frederick Street and Abercromby Street;
  • the St. James route from Hart Street, shall operate from the northern side of Independence North, between Frederick Street and Henry Street.

Without prejudice to any other liability incurred by the commission of a summary offence, vehicles found parked in contravention of this Order may be removed by the Police and impounded and dealt with in accordance with section 108(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act.

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