The Public is advised that as a result of the state funeral for late Professor, The Right
Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur which will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020.
There will be several road traffic changes which will affect several roadways at various stages to facilitate the event. The management of these closures will be done using a phased approach. Please note that several persons including proprietors of businesses in Speightstown and motorists will be affected and should expect to be diverted or held up due to the procession. Vehicles will not be allowed to park or remain stationary on any of the routes along which the procession will pass. In addition, no member of the public will be allowed to enter or follow the procession along the route.
1. LYNDHURST FUNERAL HOME TO SPEIGHTSTOWN
The procession will depart Lyndhurst Funeral Home at 11:45 am and goes onto
Country Road, turn right onto Roebuck Street, turn left onto Crumpton Street,
turn right onto St. Michaels Row, proceed straight onto to National Heroes
Square and Parliament Buildings (1-minute stop), proceed straight onto upper
and lower Broad Street, onto St. George Street (Jubilee Gardens), Cheapside,
onto Fontabelle, onto the Mighty Grynner Highway, onto Highway 1 straight to
Battaleys, St. Peter for transfer to the gun carriage.
2. BATTALEYS/K.N.R. HUSBANDS HIGHWAY TO ST. PETERS
The procession steps off at 1:10 pm from Queen Street and goes via Queen
Street onto Orange Street to the church.
3. ST. PETER’S PARISH CHURCH TO MILE AND QUARTER
From the churchyard, turn right onto Orange Street, right onto Major Walk, turn
right onto K.N.R. Husbands Highway, and turn left at the traffic lights onto
Upper Church Street, onto Station Hill, onto Ashton Hall, onto Mile and
4. MILE AND QUARTER TO MOUNT PLEASANT MEMORIAL
From Mile and Quarter onto Benn Hill with a one-minute stop at Professor
Arthur’s family home. It will continue onto Ebworth, Pleasant Hall and into
Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
From Lyndhurst Funeral Home through Bridgetown:
The procession will leave Lyndhurst Funeral home at 11:45 am. Vehicular traffic will
not be permitted to enter St. Michael Row, Trafalgar Street, Broad Street or Cowell
Street. These roads should be clear of all vehicles by the time the procession reaches
Roebuck Street. Traffic will also be restricted on Trafalgar Street, Upper Broad Street, Lower Broad Street or Cowell Street.
i. Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections namely Exit of Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Whitepark/Country Roads Junction (optional), Country Road/Roebuck Street Junction, Roebuck Street/Crumpton Street Junction, Crumpton Street/St. Michael Row Junction, St. Michael
Row/Hardwood Alley Junction and Broad Street /High Street, Wharf Road/Shepherd Street Junction, Broad Street/McGregor Street/Tudor Street Junction, Broad Street/Prince William Henry Street Junction, Chapel Street/ Cowell Street Junction, Cheapside/Fontabelle/Lakes
Folly/Redman Drive Junction, Fontabelle/President Kennedy Drive/Mighty
Grynner Highway. Persons travelling in these areas are asked to comply with all directives given by the personnel who will be stationed in these areas.
NB: Traffic coming from Fontabelle will be diverted onto Lakes Folly while traffic
coming to Cheapside will be diverted at Chapel Street onto Hart Street.
From Battaleys/K.N.R. Husbands Highway to St. Peters Parish Church:
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm:
Queen Street, Church Street and Orange Street. These roads should be clear of all
vehicles by the time the procession reaches Battaleys. Businesses in Speightstown
should arrange to have deliveries made by 12:00 noon.
i. Police officers will be posted at strategic intersections namely K.N.R.
Husbands Highway/Battaleys, Queen Street/Archers Lane Junction,
Queen Street/Bovell Road Junction, Queen Street/Porters Road Junction, Queen Street/Mango Lane/Alms Road Junction, Queen Street/Chapel Road Junction, Queen Street/Goddings Alley Junction,
Queen Street/Church Street Junction, Orange Street/Major Walk Junction, K.N.R. Husbands Highway/Church Street Junction, Church
Street/Round the Town Junction.
NB: On conclusion of the procession Queen Street from its junction with Goddings
Alley to its junction with the K.N.R. Husbands Highway may be reopened.
Royal Barbados Police Force would like to thank the travelling public for their
understanding and cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience these
temporary changes may cause.