Harbour Bridge double lane traffic pushed back one hour earlier
The management of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have taken a decision to push back the timings of the double lane traffic to an hour earlier.
The new time for the double lane will now be 06:15h to 07:00h effective on Monday, December 07.
Previously, the double lane started from 07:00h to 08:00h.
The decision was taken in an effort “to alleviate some of the traffic congestion during the rush hour on the East Bank Public Road,” DHBC said in a statement.
According to DHBC this new arrangement will be re-evaluated on Thursday, “with the aim of arriving at the best possible solution to this very teething problem.”
Further, “commuters are asked to take note of this advisory and plan you commute accordingly.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this new arrangement may cause and ask that you continue to co-operate with DHBC and the GPF as we work collectively towards a more comprehensive solution.”
Meanwhile, a trial is also ongoing with other new traffic arrangements on the East Bank of Demerara.
These new arrangements include opening a new lane from Ramp Road, Ruimveldt to the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
While this is not a concrete decision, markings on the western lane indicate only commuters heading over the bridge will use this new lane.
The other arrangements include no undertaking from Diamond to Georgetown; traffic cones will also be placed along the roadway in an effort to prevent accidents with pedal cyclists and pedestrians.
Additionally, with heavy traffic coming out of Eccles, drivers from this area will only use the eastern lane so there will be no cross over to the western lane heading towards Georgetown.