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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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[JA] Jamaica | road infrastructure

Does anyone know anything about the highways of Jamaica?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Some map:



Some pics from flickr:

South coast highway
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #3
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So that's why they were doing all that construction the last time I was there (four years ago). I knew they were doing something, but I couldn't put my hands on it. Anyway, congratulations for Jamaica.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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Nice roads!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #5
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Is Jamaica only country in Americas, that drives on "wrong" side?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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No. You have also Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and most of Caribean islands colonized by UK.

There is a bridge being constructed between Brazil and Guyana that will have a design allowing the change of driving without stopping the traffic.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #7
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Is Jamaica only country in Americas, that drives on "wrong" side?
No. Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (UK), Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Virgin Islands (UK & US) all drive on the "wrong" side as well. Here's the source:

http://users.pandora.be/worldstandar...tm#leftdriving
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #8
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There is a bridge being constructed between Brazil and Guyana that will have a design allowing the change of driving without stopping the traffic.
You mean there's a bridge under construction between Brazil and the French Guiana AS WELL AS between Brazil and Guyana? Is there any road there?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #9
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I'm glad this thread was started because I'll be in Jamaica in August. I'm thinking of driving from Montego Bay to Negril but I'm not sure how safe that is with me driving versus taking a bus or paying for a taxi.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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I'm glad this thread was started because I'll be in Jamaica in August. I'm thinking of driving from Montego Bay to Negril but I'm not sure how safe that is with me driving versus taking a bus or paying for a taxi.
Local drivers are known to drive as fast on rural roads as we do on interstates, and just a heads up:

Live rates today at 8:47:36 EST
$1.00 USD = $68.7500 Jamaica Dollars (JMD)
$1 USD = $68.75 JMD
$1 JMD = $0.0145455 USD

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Old June 28th, 2008, 04:39 AM   #11
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You mean there's a bridge under construction between Brazil and the French Guiana AS WELL AS between Brazil and Guyana? Is there any road there?
Yes, that's right. On Guyana case, the brazilian side is all asphalted but Guyana's is not. On French Guyana case, it's all asphalted but brazilian side is still missing about 300km of asphalt.
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^ Interesting, another road through jungles.

Nice highways in Jamaica.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #13
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Can you smoke this highways?? he he he. Just a joke, really nice highways of a magic country.
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Does anyone know anything about the highways of Jamaica?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #16
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why are we jamaicans so slow to show what we have you see the trinis doing it
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Some map:



Some pics from flickr:

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that must have been alot of blasting
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Old June 20th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #19
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[IMG]highway 2000[/IMG]
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Old June 20th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #20
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The road line marking is exactly the same as in Australia. If it wasn't for blue highways signs I would be fooled the photos were taken down under.

I don't consider Jamaica driving on the 'wrong' side of the road. No country drives on the wrong side of the road.

Does Jamaica have American yellow diamond warning signs or Euro red/white triangle signs?
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