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Old August 7th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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[TT] Trinidad & Tobago roads & highways

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


Trinidad


Tobago


Highways in Trinidad & Tobago
_ Uriah Butler Highway
_ Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway
_ Churchill-Roosvelt Highway
_ Beetham Highway
_ Audrey Jeffers Highway
_ Claude Noel Highway

Uriah Butler Highway
The Uriah Butler Highway is one of the major north-south highways in Trinidad and Tobago. It runs from Champs Fleur to Chaguanas where it meets the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. It crosses the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway at Valsayn. The highway was originally named the Princess Margaret Highway and was constructed in 1958. It was extended and renamed for labour leader Tubal Uriah Butler in 1988.


Churchill–Roosevelt Highway
The Churchill–Roosevelt Highway is the major east-west highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It runs for 24 km from Barataria in the west (where it joins the Beetham Highway) to Wallerfield in the east (south of Arima) where it ends in the former US Army base on Fort Read. It crosses the north-south Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) at Valsayn.
Construction began in December 1941 and was completed in March 1942 and it was originally reserved for the US forces.
There are presently plans to extend the Churchill-Roosevelt to Manzanilla as a world-class four-lane highway


The Churchill-Roosevelt begins at the Barataria interchange, where traffic from Lady Young and the Beetham join. The highway then passes south of San Juan and through the El Socorro and Aranjuez area. It has a massive, congested intersection at El Socorro Road. In order to relieve the situation, a new interchange is being constructed to replace the present intersection. Further east, the congestion with UBH at Valsayn has been alleviated by a brand new flyover.

Urian Butler/Churchill-Roosvelt interchange




Nestle Junction Flyover (from construction till nowadays)























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Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway
The Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway is the major north-south highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It connects Chaguanas with San Fernando. It meets the Uriah Butler Highway at Chaguanas. Originally constructed as a two-lane highway in the early 1970s it was expanded to a four-lane dual carriageway in the late 1970s.
In 2001 work was started to extended the highway to completely by-pass San Fernando. This work was completed in 2003 and the southern part of the highway now ends at Golconda. Plans are underway to extend the highway to Point Fortin.
There are also plans to construct a four-lane round-a-bout, and to extend the highway by constructing raised lanes.But it may be built later


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Old August 7th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Beetham Highway
The Beetham Highway is a major highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It runs from Barataria (where it connects with the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway) into downtown Port of Spain where it meets Wrightson Road. It was constructed between 1955 and 1956.
On January 2009, world boxing champion Jiselle Salandy died after a serious car accident at Beetham Highway.




Entering in Port of Spain
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Audrey Jeffers Highway
The Audrey Jeffers Highway is a highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It runs west from port of Spain to Cocorite. The highway runs from the Hasely Crawford Stadium to the Cocorite area parallel to Mucurapo Road and the Western Main Road in St. James.
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Claude Noel Highway
The Claude Noel Highway is is a major highway running west-east on Tobago island.
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East-West Corridor
The East-West Corridor is the built-up area of north Trinidad stretching from the capital, Port of Spain, 15 miles east to Arima. The Corridor includes such towns as Barataria, San Juan, St. Joseph, Curepe, St. Augustine, Tunapuna, Tacarigua, Arouca, and Five Rivers, once distinct communities, now districts within a continuous urban area. For the most part it runs along the Eastern Main Road, between the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway and the foothills of the Northern Range. It is a densely populated and fairly congested strip of development along some of the best agricultural soils in the country. Over 548,000 Trinidadians live in the densely populated strip. This makes it the 7th largest metropolitan area in the West Indies.




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Very nice images.
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Port of Spain
Port of Spain is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest municipality, after San Fernando and Chaguanas. The city has a municipal population of 57,000 inhabitants a metropolitan population of 264,000. Despite the official population is relatively small, it reflects the narrow city boundaries including the central business district and a number of economically depressed and a few upscale adjoining suburbs. In addition to the official population, the adjacent East-West corridor conurbation has a population close to 600,000 people and the "big city" feel with its suburban car dominated commuting.




Transportation in and out of Port of Spain is plagued by heavy traffic delays at morning and evening rush hour. Port of Spain Highways are equipped with CCTV cameras, road signage, lane markings, cat eyes and other safety features.
Traffic jam in Downtown


Eastern Entrance: Traffic enters the city from the east along the six-lane Churchill-Roosevelt Highway which ends at Barataria, just east of the city and becomes the Beetham Highway for the remainder of the journey into Port of Spain, then narrows to four lanes just before the Waterfront Centre where it is then called Wrightson Road. Alternatively, traffic can turn north at Barataria and enter the city via the two-lane mountainous Lady Young Road. The Eastern Main Road runs parallel to the highway and enters the city at the eastern end of Independence Square. The Priority Bus Route (which is dedicated to public and private bus and minibus traffic and runs along the former Trinidad Government Railway line) enters the city at City Gate.
Beetham Highway entering in Port of Spain


Western Entrance:Traffic from the west enters the city through the Western Main Road and the four-lane Audrey Jeffers Highway. Several narrow mountain roads allow for alternate entry points from the west. The Western Main Road runs west from Green Corner in downtown Port of Spain, through St. James.

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View from Beetham Highway




Wrightson Road seen from Hyatt


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They use american or european signs ?
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Road name signs looks more american than european. Traffic signs instead are rare on streets, I still don't have idea how they look. To find pics of them is hard...
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The only country in the world dont uses signs.
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I found some








These on Tobago island



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Western Main Road at night, Port of Spain
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Aerial view of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway



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Uriah Butler Highway seen from Munroe Road


Uriah Butler Highway
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Beetham Highway at sunset
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With this new highways Keshorn Walcott can drive faster to his home to present his gold meal
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With this new highways Keshorn Walcott can drive faster to his home to present his gold meal
Well done T&T!
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