With two big events on the Crop-Over calender slated for this weekend, a number of temporary traffic regulations will be in place.
Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch outlined these changes, which include traffic flowing one way, no parking and specially outlined parking areas, in releases this evening.
For Junior Kadooment, which takes places at the National Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Codrington Road, from its junction with Stadium Road to its junction with Bush Hall Road, will be closed to all vehicular traffic except vehicles used by the Crop-Over Festival Committee and all emergency vehicles, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m,
“The bands will assemble outside the Nova Scotia Gate and parade before the judges in the National Stadium and proceed via the Jaycees Gate along Codrington Road, turn right onto Bush Hall Road, turn right again onto Stadium Road and return to the National Stadium.
“No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain stationary on the following roads except for the purpose of picking up or setting down passengers: Codrington Road, Waterford Road, Bow Road, Bush Hall Main Road, Spooner’s Hill Road and Bush Hall Yard Gap. No parking will be permitted on the side walks.
“Parking for patrons will be in the designated areas near the stadium. All vehicles permitted to enter the stadium will carry passes marked Junior Kadooment,” Welch stated.
For Soca Royale, “between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Bushy Park Road, from its junction with Congo Road to its junction with Parish Land, shall be one way with traffic flowing toward Parish Land.
“No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain stationary on the following roads except for the purpose of picking up or setting down passengers: Congo Road, Farm Road, Bushy Park Road, Padmore Village Road, Oughterson Road, Gaskin Road and Parish Land Road.
“Transport Board buses with specially identified stickers, conveying passengers and residents of Harrow Land and Gaskin Road, will be allowed to enter Bushy Park Road from its junction with Parish Land,” the Police Public Relations Officer said.
Regarding parking at the venue, Welch noted that specially invited guests, VIP’s and sponsors for the event will be permitted to park in the car park on the northern side of the club house.
“Staff, other sponsors and artistes/entertainers will be permitted to park on the southern side at the rear of the racing circuit. Coaches conveying staff and sponsors will be permitted to park on the Bushy Park Field.
“Patrons attending the event will be permitted to park on the open lands identified for the occasion on the southern side of the racing circuit.
“There will be parking provided for 500 vehicles on the western side of the racing circuit located north of the main entrance. Supply trucks will be permitted to park on the roadway on the western side of the Bushy Park Racing Circuit,” he said.
He is asking the public to comply with the lawful instructions of police officers on duty in uniform who will be deployed at strategic locations.
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