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Temporary traffic changes for State Funeral

July 13, 2023

The State Funeral of the late Honourable Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford KA., J.P., Former Prime Minister of Barbados will be held at St. Peter’s Parish Church on Friday 14, July 2023 at 1:30 pm.

The Interment will follow at the St. James Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Holetown, St. James.

The Barbados Police Service has outlined a number of temporary traffic arrangements which will be put in place to facilitate this solemn event.

Those changes follow:

PARAMOUNT FUNERAL HOME TO BATTALEYS ROUND-A-BOUT, ST PETER. The procession will depart Paramount Funeral Home, Hindsbury Road, St. Michael at 11:15 am, proceed onto Bank Hall Cross Road, Eagle Hall, Black Rock Main Road to Frank Walcott round-a-bout (bottom of University Hill), onto Highway 1 to Battaleys, St. Peter. As the cortege advances the roadways will be reopened.

The following roads will be temporarily closed to traffic from 12:15 pm: Queens Street, Church Street, Orange Street, Sand Street at its junction with Major Walk, Speightstown, St. Peter.

Queens Street from its junction with Goddings Alley, Orange Street to its junction with Major Walk will be closed for the duration of the Church Service.

At 1:30 pm the following roads will be reopened:Queens Street at the roundabout with its junction with Highway 1 and Church Street. Traffic will be diverted onto Goddings Alley at its junction with Queens Street.

Closure of Roads along Highway 1:There will be temporary road closures between Porters Road/ Westmoreland junction along Highway 1 via Holetown to Molyneux Road. Cemetery Lane to its junction with old Molyneux Road to its junction with Bennett’s Road will be closed for the duration of the interment.

The section of road on Highway 1 between Porters/Westmoreland junction and Molyneux Road will be re-opened as the interment commences.

GeneralNo vehicles shall be allowed to park or remain stationary along the above-mentioned roadways.

Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections along the route of the procession in order to assist with traffic flows and to enforce traffic restrictions. However, the roads will be re-opened as the procession progresses; there will be no prolonged wait time.All road users shall comply with the directions given by any member of The Barbados Police Service.

The General Public is asked to note that they can anticipate traffic congestion, delays and disruption to regular traffic flows and therefore we are asking for their cooperation when the procession is passing.

The Barbados Police Service apologizes for the anticipated traffic flow disruptions and thanks the public for their cooperation in this matter. Please be guided accordingly.

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