Police Press Release
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 12, 2019 (RSCNPF): Sergeant Sophia Henry from the Traffic Department encouraged citizens and residents to adhere to the traffic changes that are in effect for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches in St. Kitts from September 10 – 17, 2019.
“I would like the general public to please remember the areas that are restricted, that will be one-ways, and where persons can and cannot park…abide by the rules and everything will flow,” said Sergeant Henry while appearing on the ‘Policing With You’ programme which airs every Thursday on ZIZ.
She stated that on match days traffic will flow in one direction, that is, northward along Victoria Road, westward along Lozack Road and eastward along the road north of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) and southward along Park Range.
Sergeant Henry said that parking will be restricted on the streets immediately surrounding the park unless persons present an appropriate parking pass. She added that residents in the area will be permitted to park where they are accustomed, however, some parking will be reserved on Lozack Road between Park Range and Burt Street for officials.
“Vehicles parked in a restricted area will be towed. If you come through an entrance that you are not supposed to, you can be ticketed,” the Sergeant said sternly.
She explained that persons who own vehicles that are towed will have to report to the Traffic Department with a valid form of ID and proof of ownership of the vehicle. She further explained that towed vehicles will be housed at the Defence Force and will incur a fee of EC$150 for the vehicle to be returned to the owner.
Additionally, roads will be closed to regular traffic from approximately 2:30 p.m. daily on match days. Persons collecting their children from schools in the area will be allowed to do so. She advised parents to indicate to the Officer or Traffic Warden on duty that they were going to the school. According to the Sergeant, provisions will be put in place for persons living with disabilities to have easier access to the park entrance.
She encouraged persons attending the games to carpool as parking within close proximity of the stadium will be limited.