Temporary traffic measures for Creole in the Park

A crowd at a past Creole In the Park

Temporary traffic measures have been put in place to guide motorists during the staging of the 14th Edition of FLOW Creole in the Park.

The three-day event which is being staged at the Botanic Gardens began today, Tuesday 22nd October and will climax on Thursday 24th October.

“Motorists will not be permitted to travel in an easterly direction from the intersection of Bath Road and Valley Road,” Assistant Superintendent of Police in charge of the Central Division, Leana Edwards has announced. “Motorists will not be permitted to travel in a westerly direction from the intersection of Valley Road and Elmshall road.”

Edwards said however, local access will be permitted to Josephine Gabriel and Company.

She added that the Morne Prosper and Wotten Waven Bus Stop will be temporarily relocated on Bath Road between Virgin Lane and King George V Street opposite to the Convent Prep.

Under the temporary regulations, motorists will not be permitted to drive in an easterly direction from Bath Road on to Boyds Avenue.

“Motorists will not be permitted to access the Botanic Gardens except for local access for individuals working at the office within the Botanic Gardens,” Edwards said.

She explained that for the duration of the event, motorists traveling to and from Bath Estate, the Roseau Valley and Elmshall, are to utilize the link road.

There will be no parking on either side of Valley Road from the intersection from Bath Road to the link road and motorists will be denied entry onto Virgin Lane from Independence Street, from 6 pm to 8 pm daily for the duration of the event.

“Motorists traveling north along Bath Road will be diverted unto Virgin Lane to facilitate the safe movement of patrons at the end of the day’s activity,” she stated, adding, “there shall be no parking on Bath Road between the intersection of Independence Street and High Street next to the public cemetery.”

According to Edwards, parents will be allowed to pick up students from the Convent High School and Convent Preparatory School at the Botanic Gardens and must do so between the hours of 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm on the days of the event.

Meantime she said police officers will be detailed to perform duties in and around the Botanic Gardens to ensure that law and order prevail, “and that patrons participating in the event do so without interruption…”

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