Ministry On Barrier At Tribe Road Number One

September 8, 2014

The Ministry of Public Works advised that the Ministry’s Highway Section is working on changing the barrier at Tribe Road Number One in Southampton near Camp Road at their work shop.

Late last week, a spokesperson said, “A replacement barrier will be put in place early next week once it has been modified. The new barrier will have the middle post that is needed to prevent anyone from being hurt and ensure the safety of the public.

“In the meantime the Highway Section will be arranging to put in place a temporary water barrier on this site to address any safety concerns related to traffic through this roadway.

“The Ministry will update the public as soon as the new barrier has been erected.”

Last week, Zane DeSilva, the MP for the area said that “removing the barrier at Tribe Road Number One without putting in place a viable, safer substitute, is a tragedy waiting to happen.”

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  1. Micro says:

    Ok, so they put up a new barrier? The actual problem doesn’t go away. The children will still ride down that hill at speed.

    I see a new game will be made where they’ll dare each other to race down the hill and see who goes furthest before stopping. What happens when one doesn’t/can’t stop in time?

  2. bdaboy says:

    ” What happens when one doesn’t/can’t stop in time?”

    Darwin wins.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    How did we ever survive? We rode in cars without seatbelt. We rode on bikes without helmets. We rode on the back of bikes which our feet could easily get caught in spoked wheels. Girls used to sit on tiny bike carriers SIDEWAYS like there was nothing to it. We ran around barefoot in the summer (no NIKES then). We played on the rocks on the shore if that was what we had near where we lived. Nobody took us to the beach unless it was the weekend. Many of us rode pedal bikes to school from age 8 all the way to 16. Cars were nowhere near as safe as they are today but a kid was hardly ever hit. Places like the tribe road did not have barriers. If we crashed, well…. we crashed.

    How did we do it?

    • JUNK YARD DOG says:


      Good Morning.

      Because, you and I are from one and the same from the older school, with a degree in common sense.

      However you did not mention we used to race Kryldlers and Mobyletts and that our parents went to work in the rain on a two gear Excelsior others had a Frances Barnett or a James.

      How things have changed !

  4. Second says:

    Couldn’t the same barrier have been moved to the top of the hill?

  5. Watcher55 says:

    We need a minister that knows the difference between a bag of donuts and a bag of cement, why do we keep putting the MOST improbable people in positions that are way way above their heads?

  6. JUNK YARD DOG says:


    These barriers are installed at the tax payers expense to block the public access to public land.

    You block one you block a thousand.

    Every where you go these days there is an ugly chain link fence with an iron gate and a $100. stainless steal padlock, it did no used to be that way, and you want people to come here to see that !

    While i am at it Dept of Planning get rid of those ugly steel Land Containers.

    Bermuda is not the land of the free is is the island of “NO”, We are becoming the worlds biggest ” Prison in Paradise.”

    Stop the madness.
    Stop wasting our money.
    Where is the wisdom.

    “Take down that wall” Ronald Regan.

  7. JUNK YARD DOG says:


    If Our Government is so concerned about The public safety ” Fix the ruts and pot holes”.

    The road leading from King Henry to the Light house is most used by our visitors, that stretch of road is in very bad condition and un safe, has been that way for years, there is no bus route and no sidewalk.