Traffic changes to facilitate Owen Arthur’s funeral
The public is advised that as a result of the state funeral of late Professor, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur which will be held on Friday, August 14, there will be several road traffic changes.
The management of these closures will be done using a phased approach, according to a statement from the Royal Barbados Police Force.
Delays and diversions should be expected due to the procession and proprietors of businesses in Speightstown and motorists should take note.
Vehicles will not be allowed to park or remain stationary on any of the routes along which the procession will pass.
In addition, no member of the public will be allowed to enter or follow the procession along the route.
1. LYNDHURST FUNERAL HOME TO SPEIGHTSTOWN
The procession will depart Lyndhurst Funeral Home at 11:45 a.m. and go onto Country Road, turn right onto Roebuck Street, turn left onto Crumpton Street, turn right onto St Michael’s Row, proceed straight onto to National Heroes Square and Parliament Buildings (one-minute stop), proceed straight onto upper and lower Broad Street, onto St George Street (Jubilee Gardens), Cheapside, onto Fontabelle, onto the Mighty Grynner Highway, onto Highway 1 straight to Battaleys, St Peter for transfer to the gun carriage.
2. BATTALEYS/K.N.R. HUSBANDS HIGHWAY TO ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH
The procession steps off at 1:10 p.m. from Queen Street and goes via Queen Street onto Orange Street to the church.
3. ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH TO MILE AND A QUARTER
From the churchyard, turn right onto Orange Street, right onto Major Walk, turn right onto K.N.R. Husbands Highway, and turn left at the traffic lights onto Upper Church Street, Station Hill, Ashton Hall, Mile and A Quarter.
4. MILE AND QUARTER TO MOUNT PLEASANT MEMORIAL GARDENS
From Mile and Quarter onto Benn Hill with a one-minute stop at Arthur’s family home. It will continue onto Ebworth, Pleasant Hall and into Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
From Lyndhurst Funeral Home through Bridgetown:
The procession will leave Lyndhurst Funeral home at 11:45 am. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to enter St Michael’s Row, Trafalgar Street, Broad Street or Cowell Street. These roads should be clear of all vehicles by the time the procession reaches
Roebuck Street. Traffic will also be restricted on Trafalgar Street, Upper Broad Street, Lower Broad Street and Cowell Street.
• Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections, namely exit of Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Whitepark/Country Roads Junction (optional), Country Road/Roebuck Street Junction, Roebuck Street/Crumpton Street Junction, Crumpton Street/St. Michael Row Junction, St. Michael
Row/Hardwood Alley Junction and Broad Street /High Street, Wharf Road/Shepherd Street Junction, Broad Street/McGregor Street/Tudor Street Junction, Broad Street/Prince William Henry Street Junction, Chapel Street/ Cowell Street Junction, Cheapside/Fontabelle/Lakes Folly/Redman Drive Junction, Fontabelle/President Kennedy Drive/Mighty Grynner Highway.
Persons travelling in these areas are asked to comply with all directives given by the personnel who will be stationed in these areas.
NB: Traffic coming from Fontabelle will be diverted onto Lakes Folly while traffic coming to Cheapside will be diverted at Chapel Street onto Hart Street.
From Battaleys/K.N.R. Husbands Highway to St Peter’s Parish Church:
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from noon to 4 p.m.: Queen Street, Church Street and Orange Street. These roads should be clear of all vehicles by the time the procession reaches Battaleys. Businesses in Speightstown
should arrange to have deliveries made by noon.
• Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections namely K.N.R. Husbands Highway/Battaleys, Queen Street/Archers Lane Junction, Queen Street/Bovell Road Junction, Queen Street/Porters Road Junction, Queen Street/Mango Lane/Alms Road Junction, Queen Street/Chapel Road Junction, Queen Street/Goddings Alley Junction, Queen Street/Church Street Junction, Orange Street/Major Walk Junction, K.N.R. Husbands Highway/Church Street Junction, Church Street/Round the Town Junction. NB: On conclusion of the procession Queen Street from its junction with Goddings Alley to its junction with the K.N.R. Husbands Highway may be reopened.
From Mile and A Quarter to Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens: The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Mile and Quarter Road, Benn Hill Road, Ebworth Road, Portland Road. These roads should be clear of all vehicles by the time the procession reaches the junction of Mile and a Quarter and Highway 2A.
Traffic may also be diverted onto alternate routes. No member of the public will be allowed to enter or follow the procession along the route or into the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
• Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections, namely Ronald Mapp Highway/Clarkes Road Junction, Ronald Mapp Highway/Mile and Quarter Junction, Mile and Quarter/Maynards Junction, Mile and Quarter /Rose Hill Junction, Portland/Ebworth/ Duncan Oneal Highway Junction, Portland/Charles Duncan Oneal Highway Junction. NB: When the procession passes the Misle and Quarter/Rose Hill Junction, Mile and Quarter Road only may be reopened. This will be subject to the directive coming from the police.
The Royal Barbados Police Force would like to thank the travelling public for their understanding and cooperation and apologises for any inconvenience these temporary changes may cause. (PR)