TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR 375th ANNIVERSARY OF PARLIAMENT RECEPTION

A reception will take place on Friday, February 28, in the courtyard of the Parliament Buildings, beginning at 5:00 p.m. It will mark the start of celebrations to commemorate the 375th anniversary of Barbados’ Parliament. In light of this event, there will be a number of road closures in and around The City on that day.

These include: Trafalgar Street, Broad Street (from Prince William Henry Street to High Street), High Street and Wharf Road. In addition, no north bound traffic will be allowed on the Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge. These road closures will occur between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon to facilitate the parade organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and again from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to facilitate the reception.

These include: Trafalgar Street, Broad Street (from Prince William Henry Street to High Street), High Street and Wharf Road. In addition, no north bound traffic will be allowed on the Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge. These road closures will occur between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon to facilitate the parade organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and again from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to facilitate the reception.

Entry to roads adjacent to the routes travelled by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Governor General will be temporarily restricted.

Traffic from Lower Broad Street will be diverted onto Prince William Henry Street; while motorists travelling to The City from Bay Street will be diverted onto Jemmotts Lane, and vehicular traffic from St. Michael’s Row will be diverted south bound onto the Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge.

No parking will be allowed on the following roads: Belmont Road, Constitution Road, Martindales Road, St. Michael’s Row, Bridge Street, Fairchild Street, Trafalgar Street, Magazine Lane, Palmetto Square, Palmetto Street, Marhill Street and Rickett Street.

Where necessary, vehicular traffic will be diverted. Traffic signals around The City will be in flashing mode.

Police officers and traffic wardens will be posted at strategic areas and intersections to enforce road closures and restrictions. (CL/BGIS)

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