18 January 2013

Liberia: Three-Day Traffic Congestion to Hit Monrovia

The government of Liberia has announced that effective January 29 to February 2013; the traffic division of the Liberia National Police will divert traffic in the city to allow for the arrival of a high level UN delegation in Monrovia for a global conference.

The Chief of Traffic of the Liberia National Police John Saah, told journalists during a news conference that the Monrovia-Robertfield highway will only be used by the UN panel delegation to Liberia.

Mr. Saah said vehicles coming from the Roberts International Airport and parts adjacent will be diverted to 15 Gates and then to Red-Light before going to town through the Somalia Drive.

He noted that there will be absolutely no trucks plying the Monrovia-Robertsfield highway during those periods, adding that all traffic will be diverted from Congo Town to Airfield community through Vamoma House in the Sinkor area.

The traffic chief said traffic from the city center moving towards Sinkor will be diverted to Jallah Town except for emergency. He said all traffic from Paynesville to central Monrovia will be diverted to through the Red-Light-Somalia Drive route.

The Liberia National Police working in collaboration with the Monrovia City Cooperation will demolish makeshift garages and remove dilapidated trucks 25feet away from the sidewalk.

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