Police Outline Traffic Measures for Opening of Carnival Parade
Carnival lovers will line the streets of Roseau on Saturday January 2013, as the official Carnival Street Parade is carded to start from 3 pm.
Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Mrs. Natalie Clark Meade says, the complaints of the big bands making the crowd rowdy, and vendors engaging in unsanitary practices will be eliminated his year.
This is in an effort to make the carnival season safe for all who participate.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Ainsworth Irish says while there is no real threat geared towards the disruption of the activity, members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force will be detailed to perform law and order, and traffic control in and around the city.
Vehicles travelling northwards on Victoria Street will turn right into Halls Street, left unto Cornwall Street and right unto High Street.
There will be no parking of vehicles on Victoria Street from the Newtown Savannah to Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard where it intersects with King George the 5th Street.
There is also no parking from Church Street to Castle Street all the way to the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard, and no parking from King George the 5th Street to Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard to Great George Street.
This also includes from Great George Street to King George the 5th Street to the West Bridge.
A no entry will be placed on Castle Street from the Mc. Millan Gas Station to the Fort Young Hotel Area, while one way traffic will be allowed on Charles Avenue, and to the junction on E.O Leblanc Highway to facilitate the north-bound vehicles.
The bus stops will be relocated, as the Ponite Michel bus stop will be on Church Street, from Castle Street to Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard from 1 pm till 6 pm.
Motorists are advised to utilize other available streets away from the parade between 3 pm and 6 pm to reduce the delay of traffic as the floats pass by.