Major traffic changes for JLP conference
The police are advising of significant traffic changes on Sunday in the vicinity of the National Arena, where the annual conference of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will take place.
The traffic changes which will be implemented as of 8:00 a.m., will remain in force until the end of the conference to facilitate the smooth staging of the event.
The police have advised that before the event, the following will obtain:
At 8:00 a.m., Arthur Wint Drive will be one-way easterly towards the National Stadium. Motorists travelling from this direction will turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue, right onto Stanton Terrace, right onto Mountain View Ave, right onto Arthur Wint Drive and into the car park.
Only vehicles with VIP passes will be allowed to enter Roosevelt Avenue towards the stadium.
Only people attending the event will be allowed to enter Arthur Wint Drive from Mountain View Avenue.
There will be no through way along Arthur Wint Drive between gates E4 to the Bob Marley Statue at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue. The area will be sterile and available only to pedestrian traffic.
Residents of Stadium Gardens will be able to leave and enter the community by using Arthur Wint Drive as a one-way easterly only.
VIPs will enter through gates E1 and E2, and park in that general area. Regular attendees will park in the general parking area, which will be accessed via gates E4 and E5 and the KSAMC car park across from the Stadium car park.
No parking will be allowed on Roosevelt Avenue, Arthur Wint Drive, Latham Avenue, Stanton Terrace and Mountain View Avenue.
The police have warned that vehicles found in contravention of the no-parking rule will be towed. Motorists will be asked to position their vehicles facing the directions where the traffic will flow after the event, to assist with traffic flow after the conference has ended.
After the event:
Arthur Wint drive will be one-way westerly from gate E4 towards Tom Redcam Ave.
Roosevelt Avenue will be one-way northerly towards Stanton Terrace.
Arthur Wint Drive from E5, will be one-way easterly towards Mountain View Ave.
Latham Ave will be one-way north westerly towards Old Hope Road.
Motorists travelling on North and Central avenues towards Arthur Wint Drive will only be allowed to turn right onto Arthur Wint Drive.
For about 45 minutes after the event, residents of Stadium Gardens will be able to exit the community by turning left on to Arthur Wint Drive, but will not be able to enter or re-enter the community.
The police said they have apologised for any inconvenience caused, and have asked for the co-operation of residents over the “short period”.