Latest News & Announcements

Sod Turning Ceremony for the O'Meara Road Upgrade Project

28 Sep 2023

On Wednesday 27th September, 2023 Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport accompanied by His Worship Balliram Maharaj, Mayor of Arima and the Honourable Lisa Morris-Julian, Minister in the Ministry of Education/Member of Parliament for D’abadie/O’Meara officially turned the sod for the O’Meara Road Upgrade Project.

This project forms part of the Ministry’s strategic framework to address traffic alleviation, the continued upgrade of road infrastructure, and the expansion of our nation’s highways grid system.

Our roadmap for development is intended to improve traffic congestion and enhance road safety, ultimately improving levels of productivity.

We invite you to stay tuned as we continue to roll out projects set to upgrade and enhance the nation's infrastructure.

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The Valencia to Toco Road Upgrade Project

26 May 2023

The completion of Phase 1 of the Valencia to Toco Highway, forms part of a larger vision to stimulate new industrial, residential, and commercial development along the Eastern quadrant.
This segment of the Highway will enhance connectivity for communities from Valencia to Matelot and will:
  • Improve accessibility
  • Reduce travel time
  • Increase potential for economic activity
  • Expand cottage industries

It is one of several strategic infrastructure projects that will expand, reshape and rebuild our road network.
Valencia to Toco… A New Road to Progress.

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MOWT Commissions three new Bridges in Toco

21 Mar 2023

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport officially commissioned three bridges along the Toco Main Road on Tuesday 14th March, 2023. These include the B1/22 (Breakfast River Bridge), B 1/1 (Galera Bridge) and B1/24 (Cumana Bridge).


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Works are well under way in South Trinidad at Clarke Road, Penal

21 Mar 2023

Works are well under way in South Trinidad at Clarke Road 4.6K mark in Penal to address a major landslip in the area. The project which commenced in early March, is being executed by the Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency (P.U.R.E) Unit.


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MOWT Launches Road Rehabilitation Programme 2023

03 Feb 2023

The Ministry launched its Road Rehabilitation Programme of Works with tremendous momentum as it undertook projects spanning the length and breadth of the country. This Programme forms part of the Ministry’s mandate to improve the quality and durability of the nation’s roadways, as well as, improve road safety and connectivity. 

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Rienzi Kirton Highway Overpass Commissioned!

30 Sep 2022

On Wednesday 28th September, 2022, the Rienzi Kirton Highway Overpass was commissioned. Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, the Honourable Faris Al Rawi, Member of Parliament for San Fernando, and other project stakeholders were joined by residents of the San Fernando community for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Road Rehabiltation Works - Lady Hailes Avenue and Rienzi Kirton Highway

08 Sep 2022

ON-GOING road rehabilitation works are being conducted by the Programme for Upgrading Road Efficiency (P.U.R.E) Unit along Lady Hailes Avenue and the Rienzi Kirton Highway in the vicinity of the Rienzi Kirton Highway Pedestrian Overpass.

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Moruga Road Chainage 16+ 150

24 Aug 2022

Upgrade of the Moruga Road has been of National interest. The Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency (P.U.R.E) Unit is on the ground and continues to execute slope stabilization and associated road repair works in the Moruga community.

Here is an update on recent works on the Moruga Road Chainage 16 + 150.

This particular project commenced on the 10th August 2022 and involves the construction of 42 meters of retaining wall on piles, inclusive of concrete and drainage works.

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