Traffic changes for City demolition
The junction of Fairchild Street and Probyn Street is temporarily restricted as a result of the demolition of the “Old” NIS Building, says the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
As a result, the travelling public is asked to note four traffic changes are now in effect.
Motorists approaching River Road to Probyn Street/Independence Square/Bay Street:
A temporary roundabout has been placed at the junction of Nelson and Fairchild Street, as access to lower Fairchild Street is now restricted. Motorists can access Probyn Street by making a left turn into Nelson Street followed by a right turn into Jordan’s Lane and onto Probyn Street. Jordan’s Lane continues to be a one-way but in the opposite direction.
The roundabout at this junction also allows motorists coming from River Road to make a U-Turn, should they need to exit Bridgetown via River Road.
Motorists exiting Jordan’s Lane onto Probyn Street can turn left to join regular traffic heading towards Upper Bay Street or turn right using the roundabout at the junction of Probyn Street and Lower Bay Street and travel in the direction of Independence Square to join regular traffic.
Lower Bay Street to Independence Square:
Temporary roundabouts have been placed at the T-Junction of Lower Bay Street and Probyn Street and Cavan’s Lane.
Motorists should exercise caution when using this location as traffic will now be travelling in both directions. As motorists enter Lower Bay Street from Upper Bay Street, they must stay in the left lane heading towards Independence Square as traffic will be coming from the opposite direction on the right side of Independence Square to exit the City.
Broad Street via Bridge Street to Bay Street and Wharf Road:
Motorists exiting Broad Street via Bridge Street junction must note that the left lane is now a left turn only into Marhill Street.
The middle lane is to be used for motorists making a right turn onto Bridge Street then a right turn by the Republic Bank onto Independence Square and then left onto Lower Bay Street to join regular traffic heading to Upper Bay Street.
The right lane from Broad Street to Bridge Street junction will be used to go onto to Wharf Road as usual. Motorists are kindly asked to exercise caution as Independence Square to Lower Bay Street are now two-way traffic lanes.
St Michael’s Row to Bay Street, Marhill Hill and Wharf Road:
Motorists exiting from St Michael’s Row via Bridge Street junction can make the left turn as normal but must merge with the middle lane and turn right by the Republic Bank onto Independence Square and then left onto Lower Bay Street to join regular traffic heading to Upper Bay Street.
The right lane exiting St Michael’s Row will function as normal by turning right onto Marhill Street and left onto Bridge Street into the right lane (next to the Treasury Building) to continue right onto Wharf Road as usual. (PR/SAT)