Media Release


Minister of Works and Transport Visits M1 Tasker Road 4.0km Mark for the Reopening

24 Oct 2022

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport was on-site at the M1 Tasker Road 4.0km Mark as the Ministry’s Highways Division completes restoration works on the roadway. The M1 Tasker Road will be reopened to the commuting public at 6:00 p.m. today (Monday 24th October, 2022). At the site visit, Minister Sinanan expressed his satisfaction with the timely progress made on the project which was completed within a two-week period.

Improvement of Drainage in the Cocorite Area

23 Oct 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport’s Highways Division is currently on-site at Powder Magazine Phase 1, Cocorite clearing debris and silt on the Western Main Road following a minor landslide which occurred after heavy rains. Clean-up efforts commenced on Saturday 22nd October, 2O22 and are ongoing.

Achievement of Key Milestone La Brea Interchange Bridge (Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin Project)

14 Oct 2022

On Thursday 13th October 2022, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport accompanied by a technical team from the Ministry of Works and Transport witnessed a key milestone with the completion of Package 3A of the La Brea Interchange Bridge. A major concrete pour for the Interchange bridge deck commenced at 7:00 pm and was completed at 8:00 am on Friday 14th October 2022. An estimated 220M³ of concrete was installed, representing another significant achievement in the completion of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin (SHHEPF) Project.

Update on Roadway Failure on Mosquito Creek

08 Mar 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to provide an update on the road failure along the Mosquito Creek.

Minister Sinanan Meets With Taxi Associations of the Barrackpore Area

14 Oct 2021

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, alongside senior members of the Ministry's Executive Team, met with Mr. Ravi Ramsingh (President)  and Mr. Randy Soogrim (Public Relations Officer) of the Barrackpore to San Fernando Taxi Association, as well as, Mr. Chandradath Rampersad, President of the Princes Town to Barrackpore Taxi Association on Thursday 14th  October, 2021.

MOWT Addresses Barrackpore Protest Action

11 Oct 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport notes with great concern, recent protest action in the Barrackpore area on Monday 11th October 2021. Burning debris was placed at various points along Rochard Douglas Road, Papourie Road, Kanhai Road, St. Croix Road and Oropouche River Road, which serve as major connectors into the Barrackpore area.

Update on Evans Street Road Rehabilitation Programme and Sangre Grande Traffic Disruption 

27 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) takes this opportunity to address reports in the public domain of deteriorating road infrastructure along Evans Street, Curepe

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

17 Aug 2021

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

While temporary road works were recently undertaken on the landslip, inclement weather has contributed to additional damage causing a complete closure of the roadway.  On Monday 16th August, 2021, Senator Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, participated in a site inspection with a team of officials from the Highways Division who provided an overview of the required technical work plan.

MOWT Successfully Clears North Coast Road Landslide Overnight

11 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport through the use of in-house resources successfully cleared a landslide that occurred on the North Coast Road in the vicinity of the “Pillars” on August 10th 2021.  This landslide was caused by natural fissures within the rock which deteriorated over time, and was further exacerbated by the recent heavy rainfall, which loosened the material.

Emergency Road Works at Robert Village, Tableland

31 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is currently conducting temporary roadworks to the affected area by widening the opposite side of the road. This emergency intervention will allow continued access to the road and reduce traffic.



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