Police announce changes to traffic flow into and out of Kingstown
The Traffic Department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has announced changes aimed at easing congestion in anticipation of the heavy flow of traffic into Kingstown with the reopening of school next week.
Superintendent Kenneth John, Head of the Traffic Department outlined that as of Friday September 4, 2020, motorists travelling into Kingstown via Richmond Hill public road may now do so from Girls’ High School by traversing the McKies Hill public road between the hours of 6:30am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm, then onto White Chapel road and exit left or right in the vicinity of St. Vincent Building and Loan Association.
Motorists exiting Kingstown between 11:30am -1:30pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm will be able to utilize White Chapel road onto McKie Hill public road exiting at the bridge in the vicinity of Girls High School.
Further, as of Monday September 7, 2020 persons who are desirous to lay down their child/ward at Girls High School will be permitted to stop their vehicles on the left hand side of the road at Girls High school, set down their child/ward, then proceed up McKies Hill public road then onto White Chapel road into Kingstown.
Additionally, parking immediately in front of the Kingstown Preparatory School will be prohibited; keep clear and no parking signs have been painted along the surface of the road in the area. However, motorists will be allowed to stop and let off students attending the Kingstown Preparatory School.
Parents and guardians wishing to drop off their child/ward attending the C.W Prescott Primary School can do so by stopping in the vicinity of Curriculum Unit or on the opposite side at Frenches Gate. It must be noted that parking on the right or northern side in the yard of the C.W Prescott Primary School is strictly prohibited.
Superintendent John further informs that Traffic Officers will be vigilant and strategically positioned on the roads to ensure that the Traffic Regulations are adhered to and enforced. The Traffic Department is therefore soliciting the cooperation of parents and guardians, motorists, commuters and pedestrians in relation to these Traffic guidelines. Superintendent John expressed thanks to members of the general public for their continual strong support.