Temporary Traffic Arrangements, Re: The State Opening of The Parliament of Barbados

A ceremony to mark the State Opening of the Parliament will be held in the Upper House of Parliament on Wednesday, 6th March 2013 at 4 pm. To facilitate this event a number of temporary traffic arrangements will be in effect.

No Parking

No parking will be permitted along the following roads between 7 am and 8 pm: Prince William Henry Street, Marhill Street, Palmetto Street, Rickett Street, High Street, Belmont Road, Constitution Road, John Beckles Drive, Martindale’s Road, St. Michael’s Row, Bridge Street, Trafalgar Street, Magazine Lane, Fairchild Street, Lower Bay Street, Jemmott’s Lane and River Road.

Parking

Vehicles of persons permitted to park at Palmetto Street will carry a yellow sticker with the letter ‘P’ in black.

Invited guests will park in the Elsie Payne Complex and the playing field at Queen’s Park. Vehicles permitted to park at the Elsie Payne Complex will carry a blue sticker with the letters ‘EPC’ in black, while those permitted to park at the Queen’s Park will carry a pink sticker with the letters ‘QP’ in black.

Staff of parliament will park along Wharf Road in the area reserved for staff of the Treasury and Inland Revenue.

(PERSONAL FILE IMAGE) Please note that persons permitted to park in the courtyard of parliament to facilitate preparations for the event will do so until 2 pm. Those vehicles will carry a white sticker with the letter 'C' in black.

(PERSONAL FILE IMAGE) Please note that persons permitted to park in the courtyard of parliament to facilitate preparations for the event will do so until 2 pm. Those vehicles will carry a white sticker with the letter ‘C’ in black.

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic between 1 pm and 8 pm: Trafalgar Street, High Street, Rickett Street, Wharf Road and Broad Street from its junction with Prince William Henry Street to its junction with High Street.

Diversions

The following will be in effect between 1 pm and 8 pm:

Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to travel from Fairchild Street onto the Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge.

Vehicular traffic traveling along Broad Street will be diverted onto Prince William Henry Street.

General

Members of the public are required to comply with the lawful instructions of police officers on duty in uniform who will be deployed at strategic points to facilitate the afore mentioned temporary traffic arrangements.

  • David Welch, Inspector

RBPF’s Public Relations Officer

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