Major traffic changes for state funeral
THERE WILL be major traffic changes tomorrow in sections of Kingston to facilitate the state funeral for the late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke.
Changes will involve road closures, limited access, and traffic diversions for the funeral and burial.
South Camp Road between Merrion Road in front of the Traffic Court and East Queen Street, and all roads leading on, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only persons attending the funeral will be allowed access. North Street between South Camp Road and Duke Street will also be closed to vehicular traffic. East Street between Charles Street and South Heroes Circle, and all roads leading on, will be closed to the general motoring public.
Pedestrians will have limited access to business facilities in the cordoned-off areas.
The police will be responsible for directing traffic along the routes and motorists are asked to adhere to the directions given by the lawmen.
Following the service, the funeral procession will travel along North Street up East Street and enter Heroes Park using the south gate. Marescaux Road between North Heroes Circle, Connolly Avenue, and Duke Street at South Heroes Circle, and all roads leading on, will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to the procession from the church to Heroes Park.
Sir Howard died on Friday, July 11, at the age of 98. A service of thanksgiving will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive, Kingston, commencing at 10 a.m. and interment follows at the National Heroes Park.