There will be a number of traffic changes in effect when the Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes comes off today at the King George V Memorial Park in St Philip.
These changes are as follows:
- Between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Ruby Road(in the area of Hilda Skeene Primary School)to King George Memorial Park, will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except to those vehicles driven by persons participating in the Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes Parade and those vehicles used by the Festival Committee.
- Between 1:00 pm and 11:00 pmno person shall drive along, park or allow a vehicle to remain stationary on any of the following roads except for the purpose of picking up or setting down passengers:Ruby Road,Lucas Street,Sanford Road,Congo Road,Beulah Road.
- Between the hours of 1:00 pm and 11:00 pm, Ruby Road from its junction with Eastbourne Road to its junction with Lucas Street shall be one-way going in a northern direction.
- No person shall park or allow a vehicle to remain stationary along the emergency route or the alternate route except for the purpose of picking up or setting down passengers.
Emergency route includes Ruby Road, and proceeds along Work Hall Road, Stroude Land Road, Sterling Road, Six Roads, Marchfield Road, Brereton Road in the parish of St. Philip; Windsor Road, Highway 5, Boarded Hall Road, South District Road in St George; Mapp Hill Road, Government Hill, Welches Road, Belmont Road, Martindale’s Road to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Saint Michael.
The alternate route commences at Ruby Road, and proceeds along Lucas Street, Congo Road, Farm Road, Six Roads, Highway 6A, Highland, Foursquare, Woodbourne in St Philip; St. Patrick’s, Searle’s Road, Newton, ABC Highway in Christ Church; Wildey, Collymore Rock, Martindale’s Road to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in St Michael.