George Price Highway
|George Price Highway|
|Length||124.3 km (77.2 mi)|
|Roads in Belize|
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. It was renamed the George Price Highway in 2012, after the late former prime minister who led the country to independence in 1981.
|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|
- Vorhees, Mara (2008). Lonely Planet Belize: Cayo District. Lonely Planet.
- "P.U.P. celebrates its 62nd Anniversary". Channel5Belize.com. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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