The presence of police will increase on the highway and on secondary roads near ongoing construction during the Claude Noel Highway (CNH) Rehabilitation project.
This will help manage congestion and will complement the observance of a controlled two-way traffic measure in keeping with the Traffic Management Plan for the Project.
Last Thursday (March 21) a meeting was held with representatives from the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE); Project Manager, National Maintenance Training and Security Company Limited (MTS) and their consultant, Lauriston Lewis Associates Ltd; Contractors, Seereeram Bro. Limited and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Tobago Division to update the traffic plan.
Infrastructure Secretary Kwesi Des Vignes indicated while some level of disruption was expected, steps would be taken to mitigate public inconvenience especially during travel hours.
“The police is supposed to control the traffic because of course they do have overall jurisdiction on the nation’s roadways and the police has been engaged,” he said.
A copy of the Traffic Management Plan was submitted to the TTPS by Seereeram Bros. Limited following the meeting.
Works on the six-month highway project began on March 19th. Hours of operation on the project are currently 12 midnight to 2 p.m.