Preparations underway to manage traffic for Rebel Salute – SSP Powell
Senior Superintendent Dwight Powell, in charge of policing in St Ann, says preparations have been made to manoeuvre traffic congestion that may result from the staging of Rebel Salute this weekend.
The highly anticipated event will be held on January 19 and 20 at Plantation Cove in the parish.
Powell, while speaking with Observer Online, says the St Ann police will receive additional assistance from the Public Safety and Traffic Branch (PSTEB).
“We will be getting some assistance from PSTEB to have even more control over what is happening, and the major concentration will be on the main arterial roads. Our intention is to focus on Mammee Bay into Priory and Priory into Salem to ensure the smooth flow of traffic,” said Powell.
He noted that efforts were made to avoid inconveniences to other road users as Rebel Saluters celebrate the event’s 30th staging.
“The show says it is anticipating between one to two thousand persons, but last year we had a lot more people than that, -maybe over six thousand,” said Powell
“So I’m hoping we won’t have any major concern as it relates to traffic management,” he added.