Philip Goldson Highway

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Philip Goldson Highway
Route information
Length: 153 km (95 mi)
Major junctions
From: Central American Boulevard, Belize City
To: Mexican border
Highway system
Roads in Belize

The Philip Goldson Highway in Belize joins Belize City through Orange Walk Town and Corozal Town with the Mexican border at the state of Quintana Roo. It is approximately 95 miles (153 km) long. Crude side-roads suitable only for over-land vehicles connect to such localities as Aguas Turbias, on the corner where Belize, Mexico and Guatemala meet.

The highway was officially commissioned in 1968 as the Northern Highway.[1] On 21 September 2012, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that it would be renamed the Philip Goldson Highway, named after a Belizean activist, editor and politician. The highway passes the international airport also named for Goldson.

Junction list[edit]

District km Mile Destination Notes
Belize 0.0 0.0 Central American Boulevard to George Price Highway
Freetown Road – Belize City
Traffic circle
6.3 3.9 Bridge over Belize River
11.9 7.4 Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport
19.9 12.4 Burrell Boom Road Extends 19 km to join the George Price Highway
28.1 17.5 Old Northern Highway Gives access to Altun Ha
47.8 29.7 turnoff to Crooked Tree
Orange Walk 77.2 48.0 Old Northern Highway
83.8-88.5 52.1-55.0 Orange Walk Town
Corozal 126.9 78.8 Road into Corozal Town
140.1 87.0 junction From junction, it is 1.3 km / 0.9 mi to the existing bridge over Rio Hondo into Mexico. Upon completion, this bridge is expected to be used only for access from Mexico to the Corozal Free Zone by private vehicles and people.
From junction, it is 1.9 km / 1.2 mi to the new international bridge over the Rio Hondo. When opened, this bridge will be used by private vehicles entering Belize proper, as well as commercial cargo transport and tourist vehicles. The bridge is completed but facilities on the Belize side are not complete, resulting in the bridge remaining idle at this time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two highways renamed on Independence Day in honor of National Heroes". The San Pedro Sun. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016.