A number of temporary traffic changes will be in effect tomorrow, Saturday, June 28, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., to facilitate the hosting of the Crop Over City Fest and the Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes.
A number of roads will be closed during this period, namely Broad Street, from its junction with Cowell Street to its junction with High Street and Trafalgar Street; Wharf Road, from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Hincks Street and Prince Alfred Street; Parry Street, from its junction with Wharf Road to its junction with McGregor Street; and High Street, from its junction with Broad Street to its junction with Swan Street, St. Michael.
During the same period, vehicular traffic travelling along Cheapside Road towards Jubilee Gardens will turn left onto Literary Row, while those travelling along Milk Market will turn right on to Chapel Street and right on to Hart Street.
Vehicles will not be allowed to remain stationary or park on High Street, Roebuck Street, Broad Street, Marhill Street, Palmetto Street, Upper Wharf Road, Lower Broad Street, Cowell Street, Cheapside Road and Cumberland Street on that day. They will only be allowed to pick up or set down passengers.
In addition, there will be no left turn on to Charles Duncan O’neale Bridge or on to Prince Alfred Street.
The Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes Parade will take place between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. The parade will travel from the General Post Office on Cheapside Road, The City, and proceed along Chapel Street, Broad Street, and finish at Heroes Square.
As a result, these roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except those driven by persons participating in the Crop Over City Fest and the Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes Parade, and those used by members of the Festival Committee. As the parade progresses, the route will reopen to limited traffic.
Members of the public are urged to comply with the directions of police officers in uniform, who will be deployed at strategic points to direct the flow of traffic.