After a false start, the traffic changes put in place to facilitate the construction of the Curepe Interchange officially came into effect shortly after 7 pm on Monday.
The Ministry of Works and Transport had put out a release last week announcing the changes, which are set to be in effect for the next six months, would come into effect on Monday.
However, many motorists and maxi taxi drivers along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and the Southern Main Road were none the wiser on Monday morning as traffic flowed as usual along the routes.
Some drivers even admitted that they were unaware of the proposed changes.
NIDCO officials later said the changes would come into effect at around 5 pm, but when Guardian Media arrived, work was still being done on the ramps to accommodate traffic following the changes.
Shortly after 7 pm, police officers diverted traffic to the respective ramps, signaling the changes were officially in effect.
Solar powered traffic lights were also installed along the ramps and the Churchill Roosevelt Highway to guide motorists accordingly.
The Curepe Interchange project officially started in February, and was estimated to be completed in November.
The project is expected to cost an estimated $221 million.