'Carnival route no longer boulevard'
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 6:25 p.m. of our reporter Alex Lacle
ORANJESTAD - The carnival route in Orange City next year is not about the LG Smith Boulevard opposite Renaissance. The reason is that in the middle of the road, where now stand the movable planters, trees can be placed. This allows Jossy Figaroa, Director Office of Public Works (DOW) at this newspaper know.
Aruba Carnival Foundation (SAC), Aruba Police Force (KPA) and DOW sat around the table this morning to talk about the new carnival route of next year to talk. Amigoe spoke this morning before this interview with Tecla Kelly, president of SAC. She confirmed having heard that the carnival route next year about the Boulevard can. About alternative routes, however, Kelly could not say anything. "It is a preliminary discussion," she says. "I can say about anything else." To close this edition was not yet known what has come from the conversation.
Actually, work on the boulevard on either side of the intersection with Weststraat already started. "We have postponed for various reasons," said DOW Director Figaroa. He says the closure of this road has been announced too early. "After the announcement by the police, we noticed that there are some things to be done." The director is referring to include the regulation of alternative roads to good places as The Paddock and the office be accessible to the public. "What was announced is that that road would be closed completely." The Minister for Infrastructure, Minister Benny Sevinger (AVP), when, according Figaroa has said: "No, we should think of alternatives." The director says there are two options on the table. The first option is to the road in two sections to close. The part of the promenade from the North Weststraat direction and the part before. Another option is to first carry out work on one side of the road and the road free for movement in the other direction and then vice versa.
How the road is also closed, after the work done, it is impossible Figaroa according to a carnival on the esplanade let go. "In the middle is a box with trees and plants. The carnival route would be changed. "The director said that the work will not begin until there are good alternative ways to the destinations along the route to reach. "But we hope within two to three weeks it started to go."