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Traffic changes for Buju concert

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have advised that several traffic changes will be implemented to facilitate the staging of Buju Banton's 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert on Saturday, at the National Stadium in St Andrew.

According to an advisory from the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the following roads will be affected before the event:

• Mountain View/ Deanery Road: The road closure at this location will be in effect to facilitate the easy movement of shuttle buses taking patrons from the National Heroes Circle to the National Stadium.

• Mountain View Avenue/ Arthur Wint: There will be limited access to authorised patrons at this location and shuttle buses will be allowed to exit.

• Stanton Terrace/Roosevelt: People attending the Bustamante Children Hospital and residents will be able to have access to this location. Limited access will be granted to VVIPs and business operators.

• Latham Avenue/Old Hope Road: People visiting the Bustamante Children's Hospital and residents will be given access. However, Latham Avenue will be closed to the general public.

• North Avenue/Old Hope Road: North Avenue will be closed to the general motoring public; limited access will be granted to residents of Swallowfield.

• Tom Redcam/Arthur Wint Drive: People going to the Bustamante Children's Hospital and residents will be given access. Shuttle buses and VIPs will also have limited access but the area will be closed to the general motoring public.

CCU said offsite parking will be facilitated at the National Heroes Park via three entrances. The eastern entry will admit VIPs, general admission and shuttle buses whilst the northern and western entries will admit holders of grandstand and bleachers tickets.

From there, shuttle services will be provided to the venue.

Shuttle buses transporting VIPS and general admission will travel northerly along Marescaux Road, Caledonia Avenue, Camp Road passing JDF main gate (Cotton Tree) left in front of the Traffic Court then left on Merriam Road passing Duppy Gate then left onto Deanery Road, left onto Mountain View Avenue then left into Gate E9.

Shuttle buses transporting holders of grandstand and bleachers tickets will travel northerly along Marescaux Road onto Caledonia Avenue, left onto Tom Redcam, right on Arthur Wint Drive entering the stadium using Gate E1 where they will disembark; the shuttle bus will then exit using Gate E2.

VVIPs and artistes will drive to the National Stadium via the following route: Stanton Terrace, via Roosevelt Avenue, left onto slip road passing the ticket office then enter the Stadium using gates E4 and E5 to enter their parking areas.

The police said no parking will be allowed along Arthur Wint Drive, Roosevelt Avenue, Latham Avenue, Stanton Terrace, Mountain View Avenue and Tom Redcam along the slip where the ticket office is located.

All closures except the Mountain View/Deanery Road and Tom Redcam/Arthur Wint Drive, where shuttle buses will be operating, will be removed at the end of the event to allow a smooth egress.


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