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UPDATE: Traffic changes announced for Obama visit

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 4:58 PM
An aerial view of Emancipation Park and its precints which will be affected by the changes for the Obama visit.

The authorities have released details of the traffic changes to be implemented on Wednesday and Thursday for the visit of US president Barack Obama and regional Heads of Government.

At a press conference at Jamaica House a short while ago, the police also announced that Emancipation Park in New Kingston will be closed at midday on Wednesday.

The president will be staying at The Pegasus.

SEE TRAFFIC CHANGES BELOW:

Day One (1): Wednesday April 8, 2015
CAMP ROAD/ARNOLD ROAD

*Traffic along Camp Road terminates Cross Road diverted along Arnold Road, using Marescaux Road into Cross Roads via Half Way Tree

HWT ROAD/OLD HOPE ROAD/SLIPE ROAD/CALEDONIA AVENUE
*Traffic travelling along HWT Road, Old Hope Road or along Slipe Road will not be allowed to turn onto Caledonia Avenue.  Instead will use any of the three roads mentioned whichever is applicable to their destination.

CALEDONIA CRESCENT/CALEDONIA AVENUE
*Caledonia Crescent at the interval with Caledonia Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.  Traffic travelling along Caledonia Avenue will not be allowed to cross over onto Caledonia Avenue, instead will confine to that inner circle along Caledonia Crescent that takes you to Marescaux Road or Cross Roads.

ARTHUR WINT/CENTRAL AVENUE
Traffic travelling Arthur Wint Drive intending to use Tom Redcam Avenue will not be allowed to do so, instead will be diverted along Central Avenue through Swallowfield to Old Hope Road.
Traffic travelling out of Central Avenue or North Avenue will be diverted northerly along Arthur Wint Drive towards the National Stadium.
*Only motorists attending the Bustamante Hospital will be allowed beyond
these points.

ARTHUR WINT DRIVE/EDNA MANLEY SCHOOL
Arthur Wint Drive will be closed just below the entrance of Edna Manley School as a further precaution.
Vehicles entering or exiting Edna Manley School, transport and Repairs or Queens gate, Up Park Camp will turn northerly along Arthur Wint Drive towards the National Stadium direction.

OLD HOPE ROAD/EUREKA CRESCENT
Traffic travelling along Old Hope Road from Cross Roads direction will be diverted left along Eureka Crescent to use Half Way Tree Road.

OLD HOPE ROAD/NORTH AVENUE/LADY MUSGRAVE ROAD
Old Hope Road between North Avenue and Eureka Crescent and all roads leading on, will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Traffic travelling along Old Hope Road will be diverted either onto North Avenue or Lady Musgrave Road.

OXFORD ROAD
The entire length of Oxford Road from Old Hope Road to Half Way Tree Road and all roads leading on will be closed to vehicular traffic.  Traffic travelling from Half Way Tree intending to use Oxford Road will be denied access; instead will continue straight along Half Way Tree Road.

BELMONT ROAD/HAINING ROAD
Belmont Road will be closed at Oxford Road as also at Haining Road.
Diversion:  Traffic travelling along Belmont Road towards Oxford Road will be diverted onto to Haining Road, whilst vehicles exiting Haining Road will be diverted towards Trafalgar Road.

HAINING ROAD/HAINING CRESCENT
Haining Road will be closed at Oxford Road intersection and at the junction of Haining Crescent.
Diversion: Vehicles travelling along Haining Road will use Haining Crescent and vehicles travelling along Haining Crescent will use Haining Road.

RIPON ROAD
Ripon Road will be closed at the junction of Eureka Crescent and at the junction of Oxford Road.
Diversion:  There will be not through way along Ripon Road, traffic travelling along Eureka Crescent intending to turn right onto Ripon Road will continue to Half Way Tree Road

KNUTSFORD BOULEVARD/TRINIDAD TERRACE
Knutsford Boulevard between Trinidad Terrace and Oxford Road will be closed to vehicular Traffic from 6pm 8.4.15 to 10:30am.
Diversion: Traffic travelling southerly along Knutsford Boulevard towards Oxford Road will be diverted along Trinidad terrace, while traffic travelling from Trinidad Terrace will travel North along Knutsford Boulevard towards Trafalgar Road.

KNUTSFORD BOULEVARD/DOMINICA DRIVE/COURTLEIGH HOTEL
Knutsford Boulevard will be closed at Dominca Drive and below the Courtleigh Hotel.
Patrons/guests exiting the Courtleigh Hotel will travel north along Knutsford Boulevard towards Trafalgar Road direction.

Day Two (2): Thursday April 9, 2015
PEGASUS HOTEL TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

KNUTSFORD BOULEVARD
The entire length of Knutsford Boulevard will be closed to traffic as well as all roads leading on.  Closures will also be at Trinidad Terrace, Barbados Avenue and Grenada Crescent that intersects with St. Lucia Avenue which runs parallel to Knutsford Boulevard.
Closures will also be in place along Grenada Crescent at the junction of Trinidad Terrace, Barbados Avenue and across Grenada Crescent above Dumfries Road.
Diversion Route: Vehicles travelling along St. Lucia Avenue wishing to turn on any of the three roads mentioned will not be allowed, instead will continue straight ahead turn left onto Altamont Road via Haining Road.
Vehicles travelling along Grenada Crescent intending to use Knutsford Boulevard will be diverted onto Dumfries Road.

TRAFALGAR ROAD
Trafalgar Road between Worthington Avenue and Hope Road and all roads leading on and along Waterloo Road up to the intersection of West Kings House Road and all off roads that intersects with Waterloo Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8am-10:30am.
Diversion Route: Vehicles will be diverted along Worthington Avenue via Oxford Road – Half Way Tree Road, while vehicles travelling from the opposite direction along upper Waterloo Road will be diverted along West Kings House Road.

HOPE ROAD
Hope Road between Winchester Avenue and Lady Musgrave Road and all roads leading on will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8am-10:30am.
Diversion Route: Vehicles travelling along Hope Road from Half Way Tree direction will be diverted onto Winchester Avenue via Half Way Tree Road, Cross Road, Old Hope Road. Vehicles travelling along Hope Road from Papine direction will be diverted onto Lady Musgrave Road.

KINGSWAY
Kingsway between West Kings House Road and Hope Road will be closed to vehicular traffic.

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO UWI REGIONAL OFFICE

HOPE ROAD/OLD HOPE ROAD/MONA ROAD
The corridor along Hope Road, Old Hope Road and Mona Road between Winchester Avenue and Bryce Hill Road, August Town and at Hope Road and Hope Boulevard and all roads leading on will be closed to vehicular traffic.
As a precautionary measure, roads intersecting with the main corridor will be further closed at least 500 meters away.

Diversion Route: Vehicles travelling along Hope Road from Half Way Tree direction destined for Papine will be diverted onto Winchester Avenue via Ruthven Road, Balmoral Avenue, Maxfield Avenue, Eastwood Park Road, Constant Spring Road, Shortwood Road, Barbican Road, Charlemont Avenue, Hope Pastures, Hope Boulevard, Old Hope Road, Papine. Mona Road will be closed at the intersection with Bryce Hill Road.
Vehicles travelling out of Bryce Hill Road intending to use Mona Road will not be allowed, instead will continue along August Town Road to Golding Avenue via Papine, Old Hope Road onto Hope Boulevard, Hope Pastures, Barbican Road, Shortwood Road, Constant Spring Road to Half Way Tree.
*Only students and employees of U.W.I will be allowed beyond this point to use the Post Office entrance.

U.W.I – NATIONAL HEROES PARK
The corridor along Mona Road between Bryce Hill Road and Wellington Drive along Wellington Drive between Mona Road and Old Hope Road and along Old Hope Road above the office of the Commissioner of Police that extends to Hope Road along Old Hope Road to the intersection of Tom Red Cam Avenue extends to Caledonia Avenue via Marescaux Road and all roads leading on will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Diversion Route: Vehicles travelling from Bryce Hill Road intending to use Mona Road will not be allowed instead will continue straight along Bryce Hill Road, August Town Road via Papine direction.
Vehicles travelling along Old Hope Road to and from Papine intending to use Mona Road will not be allowed instead will continue along Old Hope Road.
Old Hope Road at the intersection with Eureka Crescent will be closed; traffic along Old Hope Road from Cross Roads will be diverted onto Eureka Crescent.

Traffic travelling from Lady Musgrave Road intending to use Old Hope Road will be diverted at Trafalgar Road.  A second tier closer will be across Lady Musgrave Road just below Knutsford Crescent.
North Avenue will be closed at the intersection of Arthur Wint Drive and again at the intersection with Old Hope Road.
Arthur Wint Drive will be closed at Edna Manley College.  Vehicles exiting the Bustamante Hospital will turn right along Arthur Wint Drive via Mountain View Avenue and traffic travelling along Oxford Road towards Old Hope Road will not be allowed instead will be diverted onto Belmont Road.
Traffic travelling along Old Hope Road, Slipe Road intending to use Caledonia Avenue to access Marescaux Road or Tom Red Cam Avenue will not be allowed, instead will continue straight along Old Hope Road or Slipe Road.
Vehicles travelling along Camp Road towards Cross Roads will be diverted along Merrion Road.  As a means of precaution, a second tier closure will be at Camp Road and Cannon Ball Gate above Arnold Road.

HEROES CIRCLE
The entire Heroes Circle will be made sterile.  Traffic travelling from Slipe Road intending to turn onto Torrington Road to access Heroes Circle will continue along Slipe Road.
Vehicles travelling from Little King Street to Heroes Circle will not be allowed.
Vehicles travelling along Duke Street intending for Heroes Circle will be diverted along North Street.
Vehicles travelling out of Kingston Garden using Central Avenue to access Heroes Circle will not be allowed, instead these vehicles will be diverted away too use North Street.

HEROES PARK – UP PARK CAMP
Road closure in an around Heroes Circle, Cross Roads, Camp Road, Arthur Wint Drive, Tom Red Cam Avenue will remain in place until the Presidential Convoy reaches Up Park Camp.