George Price Highway

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George Price Highway
Route information
Length: 124.3 km (77.2 mi)
Major junctions
From: Belize City
To: Benque Viejo
Highway system
Roads in Belize
George Price Highway between San Ignacio and Belmopan

The George Price Highway is one of four main highways in Belize. It originates in Belize City, runs west through Hattieville, the Belize Zoo, the capital city of Belmopan (northern outskirts), San Ignacio, San José Succotz (across the river from Xunantunich archaeological site) and terminates at the Guatemalan border at Benque Viejo. The highway bisects the country and ties the eastern and western parts of Belize together. A new steel bridge over Beaver Dam Creek was constructed to replace the broken concrete one.

The highway was built in the 1930s and was originally known as the Western Highway.[1] It was renamed the George Price Highway in 2012, after the late former prime minister who led the country to independence in 1981.[2]

Junction list[edit]

District km Mile Destination Notes
Belize 0.0 0.0 Central American Boulevard to Northern Highway and Cemetery Road Elevation, 2 metres
2.6 1.6 Faber Road Marks approximate western edge of Belize City; elevation, 8 metres
23.1 14.3 Burrell Boom Road 19.1 km to Northern Highway; elevation, 6 metres
25.6 15.9 Junction Access to Hattieville
46.9 29.1 Coastal Highway (Manatee Highway) Near La Democracia, Belize District; Coastal Highway extends 57 km to join Hummingbird Highway near Dangriga; elevation, 32 metres
Cayo 74.6 46.3 Access road to Belmopan airstrip Elevation, 54 metres
76.0 47.2 Hummingbird Highway Access to city of Belmopan; elevation, 43 metres
99.9 62.1 Chiquibul Road Elevation, 80 metres
110.3 68.5 Bridge over Belize River Highway enters San Ignacio; elevation, 62 metres
124.3 77.2 Guatemala border Elevation, 87 metres

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorhees, Mara (2008). Lonely Planet Belize: Cayo District. Lonely Planet. 
  2. ^ "P.U.P. celebrates its 62nd Anniversary". Channel5Belize.com. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.