Pictured Above: A collapsed house at Mandingo Road, Princes Town. (Credit: Michelle Benjamin). See more photos here.
In a Media Release on Thursday (18th March 2021), the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) said it is aware of, and notes with great concern, the severe landslip activity at Mandingo Road in Princes Town.
According to the Ministry, “Subsequent to the closure of the Mandingo Road 1.60 Km mark on 29th December 2020, the Highways Division of the Ministry of Works and Transport has been undertaking the necessary technical investigations to determine a permanent solution to stabilise the failed slope and to reconstruct the roadway.”
The Ministry noted that the recent, unseasonably heavy rainfall over the past few days has exacerbated the erosion, which has resulted in further loss of the embankment and collapse of the roadway. In light of this rapid advancement of erosion, the Ministry said it is exploring interim slope stabilisation measures to reduce further deterioration of the slope until the permanent works are designed and tendered.
In the interest of the safety of motorists, the public is reminded of the alternative access route available via Realize Branch Road and Sahadath Road.
Prior to this response from the Ministry, Member of Parliament for Moruga/Tableland, Michelle Benjamin, issued an extensive Press Release on Wednesday (17th March 2021) about the grave situation at Mandingo Road and called upon the Ministry for assistance (see below).
UPDATE: The authorization to use the PBR expired at 9pm on 31st December 2020.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the general public that authorization has been granted to light motor vehicles only, to utilize the Priority Bus Route (PBR) from Mt. Hope to Port-of-Spain (Vierra Street Abattoir Road), Westbound lane only from today (Thursday 31st December 2020) until further notice.
The Ministry notes that repair works are taking place on Wrightson Road (Westbound), as such, it is advisable to use the Eastern Main Road and South Quay to your final destination in Port-of-Spain.
Please be guided accordingly.
UPDATE (29/04/20): The Ministry shared the following photos after the opening ceremony:
The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) will formally open part of the Curepe Interchange with a ceremony on Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 10am. According to the Ministry, the partial opening will be followed by the decommissioning of all traffic signs in the vicinity of the relocated Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Southern Main Road intersection.
Minister Rohan Sinanan is expected to attend the opening ceremony.
Below are the directional flows of traffic from South to East, West to South and West to West.
Motorists are advised that there will be no change in traffic flow in the following areas:
The roadway along the most popular liming spot in Port-of-Spain has been given a facelift, just in time for Carnival. After nearly 20 years, the Avenue has been paved and other additional road works were done to improve visibility and manage traffic.
Watch the video below from TTT and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising motorists that there will be a temporary traffic disruption this weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019, along several areas of the Northbound and Southbound lanes of the Uriah Butler Highway. The hours of disruption will be between 7am to 7pm on both days.
See the Media Release below from the Ministry for further details and stay tuned for updates.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising citizens that repair works will be conducted on the Eastbound Lane of the Beetham Highway, just after the Lighthouse from 7pm on Friday 19th July until 7pm on Sunday 21st July 2019.
See the Public Notice below from the Ministry which includes alternative routes to avoid delays.
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