The plan spells out three main changes which the Traffic Department believes would cater for ease of traffic flow on music festival nights: 23rd – 25th June, 2011. The event will be held at Warner Park and the plan speaks to the flow of traffic, parking and road closures in surrounding areas.
A press release issued by the department informs that on Victoria Road and East Park Range – on which the custom is for traffic to flow in both directions – traffic will only be allowed to flow from south to north on the former and from north to south on the latter. Traffic will only be allowed to flow from west to east along Lozack Road from Hart Street. Motorists are asked to also note that the portion of road which lies between Victoria Road and Hart Street “will be closed to vehicular traffic.”
The release – in addressing issues of parking – indicated that on Victoria Road, parking will only be permitted on the western side of the road and on East Park Range, parking will only be permitted on the eastern side of the road.
It further advises that, “Public parking will be available on the Basseterre High School Grounds. (lighting and security will be provided)” and that reserved parking will be provided on Lozack Road.
“Limited parking will be available at Carnival Village and the Tennis Court parking lot, only persons with the relevant parking passes will be permitted access.”
The St. Kitts Music Festival, and other such activities, usually attracts many vendors and caterers. The traffic management plan makes provision for this and advises that these persons “will enter the stadium via the Marathon gate, opposite the Old Boy School for deliveries but will not be permitted to park inside the stadium. Parking will be available at the BHS.”
All elements of the Traffic Management Plan outlined above, according to the Traffic Department, shall be made effective from 6:00 each evening of the event and shall remain in effect until up to ½ hour after the event concludes.
“Traffic signs will be placed to indicate restrictions and officers will be on duty to enforce them. The full cooperation of all is anticipated.”