LocalNews Police advises on use of New West Bridge and bus stops by: Dominica Vibes News – May 4, 2017 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 1356 Views no discussions Share Inspector Robertson Laurent (Officer responsible for Traffic Department)The New West Bridge was opened on Monday May 1, 2017 and while most activities around the bus system and movement of traffic have returned to normal, a few things have remained the same pending word from the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force.Prior to the reconstruction of the New West Bridge, it was only one lane moving northwards exiting Roseau. “Now that the bridge is open, the bridge is now a two land bridge exiting the same direction – that is northwards,” Inspector Robertson Laurent, Officer responsible for the Traffic Department said in an interview with Dominica Vibes on Thursday 4 May 2017. He explained that motorists wanting to head out of town should use the lane on the west of the New West Bridge, turn left onto St. Johnston Avenue (outside Miniya’s 7/11 and Raffoul & Company) then onto Elliot Avenue (outside New Day Fellowship). Those wishing to head back into town using the New West Bridge can also use the west lane turning left onto St. Johnston Avenue, taking another left onto the Dominica China Friendship Bridge. From there motorists can turn into River Bank and drive all the way back to the New West Bridge or turn onto Old Street to head further into town. The east lane of the New West Bridge should be used for those heading to Goodwill. They will turn right on Steber Street. From there they can head to Goodwill or can go back into town using the E.C Loblack Bridge or turn left by the Riverside Apartments to access the link road. The west lane of the Friendship Bridge will only be used to exit Roseau from Hanover Street and from the market area, Laurent explained. Meanwhile, the Stockfarm bus stop has been returned to its original position outside the Malcolm Stephens area since work there is complete.“As it relates to the bus stops, again prior to the construction of the bridge, the police had met with all the bus drivers from Mahaut, St. Joseph and Canefield, Stockfarm, etcetera and had relocated them on River Street and Great George Street respectively,” he said. However he added that since the opening of the New West Bridge, the police have spoken with some of these bus drivers who were relocated asking them to remain on River Street and Great George Street. “We are asking them to remain where they are for the time being, we are not ready for them to return to their bus stop yet and so they should remain on River Street and Great George Street until further notice. We will inform them when we are ready for them to go back there,” Laurent indicated.He informed that Goodwill buses will remain on River Street until further notice.
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