Traffic changes for downtown Fireworks

Published: Tuesday | December 31, 2013 Comments 0

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has revealed a number of traffic changes to take place in downtown Kingston today to accommodate the annual staging of Fireworks on the Waterfront.

The event, with major sponsors Digicel and New Era Homes Ltd, gets under way at 2 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.

In a release yesterday, The UDC said access to the following roads would be limited as of noon:

Duke Street in the vicinity of the Bank of Jamaica Car Park

King Street at the intersection with Port Royal Street

Orange Street just below the entrance to the multi-storey Car Park

Princess Street at the intersection with Port Royal Street

West Street at the intersection with Port Royal Street

Duke Street at the intersection with Nethersole Place (at 4 p.m.)

The flow of traffic on the following streets will be temporarily adjusted as follows:

a. Port Royal Street (Vehicles will not be allowed to park along this street).

b. Church Street before the entrance to the Jamaica Conference Centre's multi-storey car park will facilitate (two-way traffic)

c. Orange Street between Port Royal Street and the Multi Storey Car Park will facilitate (two-way traffic).

Secured public parking will be offered at West Street Car Park, Downtown Kingston Transportation Centre, Harbour/Port Royal Street Car Park, Bank of Nova Scotia Car parks and Bank of Jamaica Car Park.

The UDC said a full slate of activities were scheduled for the event, beginning at 2 p.m. and including a children's play area with a variety of rides, as well as vending stalls offering food, art and craft items and entertainment.

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