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Traffic changes for PNP rally today at Portia Simpson Miller Square

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 2:03 AM
In this file photo, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller arrives at a People's National Party (PNP) rally. The police have institued a number of traffic changes ahead of the PNP's mass rally set for the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew today.

Several changes will be implemented around the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew today to accommodate the People's National Party (PNP) mass rally.

The meting is set to get underway at 6 p.m.

The police have instituted several traffic changes.

Persons are being advised to obey the instructions of police personnel who will be on the scene.

The changes are as follows:

9:30 a.m.
The southern section of Hagley Park Road, between the National Commercial Bank and Portia Simpson Miller Square will be closed to vehicular traffic between 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23 and 3 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24.

The northbound section of Hagley Park Road will therefore operate as two-way traffic within this vicinity until 3:30 p.m., when other closures take effect.

3:30 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m. Hagley Park Road will be closed to vehicular traffic at its intersection with Waltham Park Road.

Alternative Routes – Hagley Park Road
JUTC buses and the general motoring public using Hagley Park Road intending to pass through Portia Simpson Miller Square destined for Portmore will be diverted left along Waltham Park Road to the full length at Spanish Town Road intersection, where they will make a right turn onto Spanish Town Road, then left onto Development Road, right onto Ashenheim Road, left onto Marcus Garvey Drive and continue along their original route.

Those travelling towards Seaview Gardens and Spanish Town along Hagley Park Road will be diverted right along Waltham Park Road, left onto Woodpecker Avenue, right onto Olympic Way, left onto Morrison Road, Diamond Avenue back onto Spanish Town Road, the original route.

Spanish Town Road – Alternative Routes
JUTC buses and the general motoring public travelling along Spanish Town Road from Spanish Town direction, towards Portia Simpson Miller Square will be diverted at South Coubourne Pen Road the along Olympic Way, then left on Cling Cling Avenue, Mahoe Drive, left onto Hagley Park Road, and right onto Waltham Park Road. Whilst on Waltham Park Road those who would have used Marcus Garvey Drive will now make a right turn onto Oakland Avenue, right onto Spanish Town Road immediate left onto Development Road, Ashenheim Road and then Marcus Garvey Drive, back on the original route. Others will continue along Waltham Park Road to the intersection of Spanish Town Road towards downtown Kingston using the said Spanish Town Road.

JUTC buses and the general motoring public travelling along Spanish Town Road from downtown Kingston direction intending to pass through Portia Simpson Miller Square, destined for Portmore will be diverted left onto Development Road via Ashenheim Road, Marcus Garvey Drive which should have been their original route.

JUTC buses and the general motoring public travelling along Spanish Town Road from downtown Kingston intending to pass through Portia Simpson Miller Square, destined for Seaview Gardens/Spanish Town and beyond will be diverted right onto Oakland Road, left onto Waltham Park Road, left onto Woodpecker Avenue, right onto Olympic Way,

left onto Morrison Road, Diamond Avenue, back onto Spanish Town Road which should have been their original route.

Marcus Garvey Drive – Alternative Routes
JUTC buses and the general motoring public travelling along Marcus Garvey Drive from the Portmore Toll intending to pass through Portia Simpson Miller Square will be diverted left through the Majesty Gardens community where they will exit westerly on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the AMC Market, they will be required to make a right turn through south Coubourne Pen Road, onto Olympic Way, right onto Woodpecker Avenue, right onto Waltham Park Road , left onto Hagley Park Road, which should have been their original route.

JUTC buses and the general motoring public travelling along Marcus Garvey Drive from the Portmore Toll intending to pass through Portia Simpson Miller Square will be diverted left through the Majesty Gardens community where they will exit westerly on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the AMC Market and continue straight to Spanish Town.

Olympic Way/White Wing Walk
Olympic Way at the intersection with White Wing Walk will be closed to vehicular traffic.  Traffic travelling from Olympic Way will be diverted onto White Wing Walk onto Mahoe Drive and onwards to Hagley Park Road in a southerly direction to their intended journey.