The new restrictions take effect from Monday,(25th October),and Head of the Traffic Department, Inspector Cromwell Henry, explained to miyvue.com that traffic will be permitted to flow eastwards only, that is, towards Independence Square, between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays.
As a consequence all necessary signs have been posted by the Traffic Department.
There has been mixed reaction by the public the Inspector said, “But we have to make this work in order to reduce the heavy traffic congestion we experience on a daily basis,” he added.
“This is not something that we just forced upon the motorist public, we issued the release since May of this year and it is now October and during that period and now, persons should have known and understood why this initiative was undertaken,” Henry further stated.
A release issued by Inspector Henry to miyvue.com confirms that there are over fifteen thousand registered vehicles on the road in St. Kitts.
The Department has also revealed that parking will be restricted on Church Street between Central Street and Liverpool Row, between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am. However, authorized senior staff of Government Headquarters will be permitted to park in this area, if they are performing duties at the Headquarters