Update on Non-Functioning Traffic Signals

Release date: 4/24/2021

Update on Non-Functioning Traffic Signals


The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to provide an update on media reports relating to non-functioning traffic lights in some parts of the country.

Despite the reported cash flow challenges which have affected this project, the Ministry is currently utilising alternative means to have all the reported malfunctioning traffic signals repaired and fully operational in the shortest possible time.

The Ministry is pleased to advise that the traffic signals, in question, in the Southern Region have been repaired and are fully operational at this time. These traffic signals include the Southern Connector Road/Union Hall Intersection, the Gulf City Intersection and the Paria Suites Intersection.

It should be noted that recent investigations have identified acts of sabotage and theft at the Morvant Intersection by a member of the public as a contributing factor to the malfunctioning traffic signals. A report has been forwarded to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for further investigation and appropriate action has already been taken.


The Ministry urges members of the public to report any acts of sabotage to its Traffic Management Branch or the TTPS.

The Ministry of Works and Transport apologises for any inconvenience caused and will take the necessary action to ensure that this issue is addressed in the shortest possible time frame.