West Bay Road to close for Batabano parade

West Bay Road will be closed to motorists on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to make way for the Batabano carnival parade, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service advise.

The busy road will be closed from Public Beach on Seven Mile Beach to the National Museum on Harbour Drive, as dancers and floats make their way along the route. Arterial roads at junctions with West Bay Road will also be closed, police said.

Motorists are advised to use the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, which runs parallel to West Bay Road.

“The road will be reopened in a staged process running from north to south, giving local access to residences and commercial properties once the parade crosses each section,” police said in a statement.

Uniform officers will be on hand to assist the public.