Highway 2000, Jamaica

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Highway 2000 is a 230-kilometer highway connecting Kingston, Jamaica, with Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, passing through the parishes of St. Catherine, Manchester, Saint Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover, and Saint Ann. The highway is a four-to-six controlled-access, tolled motorway with grade-separated interchanges and intersections built according to modern international standards. Tolling of the highway is governed by a Tolling Policy.On September 15, 2009, Jamaica's prime minister, Bruce Golding, announced to Parliament that Highway 2000 was to be renamed in honour of Usain Bolt.[5] However, a The Gleaner published on Wednesday August 25, 2010, stated that Bolt had rejected the honour.

Phases[edit]

The project is divided into two phases, with the second phase being further divided into two.

Phase 1A (~46 km)[edit]

Phase 1B (~37.7 km)[edit]

  • Sandy Bay to May Pen - completed August 15, 2012
  • May Pen to Williamsfield—land valuations are in progress

Phase 2A (~66 km)[edit]

The 66 km Highway 2000 North-South Link is expected to reduce travel time from Kingston to the North Coast town of Ocho Rios significantly. The construction will take place in 3 phases:

1. Mount Rosser Bypass (January 2013 to March 2014).

2. Caymanas to Linstead (May 2013 to December 2015)

3. Moneague to Ocho Rios (June 2013 to December 2015)

Phase 2B[edit]

Williamsfield to Montego Bay—general alignment not yet clearly defined

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