MOWT Successfully Clears North Coast Road Landslide Overnight

Release date: 8/11/2021

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.

The Ministry’s Highways Division and Mechanical Services Division, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service undertook a coordinated effort to clear all debris from the roadway. This swift action allowed the road to be reopened to vehicular traffic at 2:00 am on August 11th 2021.

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport was on site today and advised, “Priority work will continue to ensure the stabilization of the slope. I would like to urge all motorists using the North Coast Road to proceed with caution as we are in the rainy season and this area is prone to landslides.”

The Ministry will continue to co-ordinate with the relevant authorities to ensure the North Coast Road is safe for the traversing public.