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Temporary Traffic Disruption - Closure of a segment of the Beetham Highway on Frid 21st Sept at 9PM to Sun 23rd Sept at 6PM

Temporary Traffic Disruption - Closure of a segment of the Beetham Highway on Frid 21st Sept at 9PM to Sun 23rd Sept at 6PM Printable Version

19 Sep 2018



The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption between the NP Flyover on the Beetham Highway and South Quay on Wrightson Road, on Friday 21st September, 2018 at 9PM to Sunday 23rd September, 2018 at 6PM. This has become necessary in order to facilitate the placement of the Sea Lots Pedestrian Overpass superstructure.
Please be advised that this section of the Beetham Highway will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic during this period in order to facilitate the timely completion of these works.

Alternative Routes

During this period, motorists are advised to utilize one of the alternative routes provided: -

1. Motorists wishing to proceed east - Veer left onto South Quay from Wrightson Road and use any route appropriate to your destination.

2. Motorists wishing to proceed west – It is recommended that motorists utilize the Barataria Overpass to the Priority Bus Route, the Eastern Main Road or the Lady Young Road, Morvant to their destination.

3. Motorists wishing to access Pioneer Drive, Sealots from the West - The westbound lane of the Beetham Highway, between the Lighthouse and Pioneer Drive will be converted to two-way traffic to accommodate motorists wishing to access Pioneer Drive. (Please see map provided in Figure 1)

4. Motorists wishing to access Development Drive (Bhagwansingh and NP), Sealots- Local traffic will be permitted to use the westbound and eastbound lanes of the Beetham Highway to access Development Drive. No access to the Beetham Highway will be permitted from Abattoir Road and Production Drive. (Please see map provided in Figures 2 and 3)

5. Motorists wishing to access the Central Market- Persons can utilize the Northern entrance (from the Priority Bus Route) to access the Central Market during this time.


 Maps of Alternative Routes - Figures 1 to 3 Respectively


In light of the above, motorists are advised to comply with the following:-

  •  Proceed with caution and observe all directional signs and barriers
  •  Comply with instructions from Police Officers on site to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic
  •  Be aware of heavy equipment entering and exiting the site
  •  Drive with caution on all milled (possibly uneven) surfaces

The Ministry of Works and Transport regrets any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for its continued cooperation. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Works and Transport website at www.mowt.gov.tt or call the PURE Unit at 638-2350/675-4052.


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