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Traffic Changes Around Kensington Oval On Cricket Match Days

May 29, 2024

Members of the public are advised that traffic changes have been put in place for Kensington Oval and its environs on the match days of the ICC Cricket Men’s T20 World Cup.

The Traffic Control (ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies, 2024) Rules, 2024, explain that “match day” means the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 29th of June, which are the dates matches are scheduled to be played at Kensington Oval.

However, where matches cannot be played on the specified dates above, there are alternative dates of the 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 22nd, 24th, 25th, and 30th June, as the case may be. The traffic changes on match days, from 6:00 a.m. to midnightare as follows:

  • Fontabelle Road from its junction with H. Jason Jones Complex to its junction with President Kennedy Drive, St. Michael, will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • Kensington New Road, from its junction with Baxters Road to its junction with Fontabelle Road will be a one-way road, with all vehicular traffic travelling in the direction of Baxters Road.
  • President Kennedy Drive from its junction with Westbury Road to its junction with Fontabelle Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • No person shall park any motor vehicle along Princess AIice Highway from its junction with Cowell Street to its junction with Harbour Road.
  • Pickwick Gap from its junction with Fontabelle Road to its junction with Westbury Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except for a motor vehicle displaying a motor vehicle access pass issued by the Barbados Local Organising Committee.
  • All vehicular traffic travelling along the Mighty Grynner Highway towards its junction with Holborn Circle will be diverted right only onto Prescod Boulevard Road.
  • No vehicular traffic will be allowed to turn left onto President Kennedy Drive or to proceed onto Fontabelle Road.
  • No driver or other person in charge of a motor vehicle shall park or allow the motor vehicle to remain stationary on the following roads or adjoining footpaths in St. Michael, except to pick up or set down passengers. Those roads are:
    • Fontabelle Road from its junction with Lakes Folly to its junction with President Kennedy Drive
    • Pickwick Gap from its junction with Westbury Road to the entrance of Kensington Oval
    • Westbury Road from its junction with President Kennedy Drive to its junction with Baxters Road
    • President Kennedy Drive from its junction with Richmond Gap to its junction with Fontabelle Road
    • Cheapside Road
    • Literary Road
    • Redman Drive
    • Lakes Folly
    • Prescod Boulevard
    • Princess Alice Highway
    • Harbour Road
    • Baxters Road
    • Kensington New Road
    • 10th Avenue, New Orleans
    • Richmond Gap
    • Passage Road
    • Barbarees Hill Road
    • Country Road
    • Roebuck Street from its junction with Country Road to its junction with the James A. Tudor Roundabout
    •   Halls Road
    •   Belmont Road
    •   Martindale’s Road
    •   Eagle Hall Road
    •   Bank Hall Cross Road
    •   Bank Hall Main Road
    •   Mighty Grynner Highway, and
    •  Highway 1 from its junction with Holders Hill to its junction with Tudor Bridge.

Drivers of motor vehicles, pedestrians, riders, or leaders of animals using any of the above-mentioned roads during the times specified in the traffic rules are urged to exercise caution and comply with any order given by a member of The Barbados Police Service in uniform.

Any person who contravenes the traffic rules or fails to comply with any order given by a member of The Barbados Police Service in uniform commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500, or imprisonment for three months, or both.

These rules do not apply to vehicles used by The Barbados Police Service, the Barbados Defence Force, the Barbados Fire Service, an ambulance service, or any other emergency service. (PR/BGIS)

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