The Highway Re-Route Movement, led by environmental activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, is expected to appear in the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain this afternoon.
The lobby group filed an application seeking an injunction to stop construction of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin.
The injunction application was filed before Justice James Aboud on Wednesday. The Highway Re-Route Movement is represented by attorneys, Fyard Hosein SC, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj SC, Rishi Dass, Anil Maraj and Vijay Maharaj. The matter is scheduled for 2p.m.
Kublalsingh began his morning outside the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair, Port-of-Spain. He has been keeping vigil outside Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's office for more than a month to persuade Persad-Bissesar to use an alternative route for the Debe to Mon Desir interchange.
Kublalsingh said he will attend the hearing at 2p.m and then travel to Mon Desir, where he plans to attempt to stop equipment from working on the site.
Dr Carson Charles, president of the National Infrastructure Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Nidco), confirmed on Monday that construction of the controversial Debe to Mon Desir segment had started, despite protests by the Highway Re-Route Movement.
Charles said construction started at Fyzabad and Siparia, within the Debe to Mon Desir segment, on October 25, 2012.
He said the Government welcomed the input of the Joint Consultative Council (JCC) and other civil society organisations. But it was agreed that work will continue on sites of the highway released to the contractors, he said.
Charles said Nidco was not bound by the recommendations of the Highway Review Committee.