|Length||4.8 km (3.0 mi)|
|West end||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Major cities||Port of Spain|
The Beetham Highway is a major highway in Trinidad and Tobago. It runs from downtown Port of Spain where it meets Wrightson Road to Barataria (where it connects with the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway). It was constructed between 1955 and 1956.
The highway is fairly short, running for only 4.8 km from Barataria to Port of Spain. The highway runs alongside Beetham Gardens, an economically depressed area that is the source of many incidents on the highway. It is bounded to the south by the Caroni Swamp and Beetham Landfill.
The Beetham Highway is a six lane freeway with 2 notable grade separated interchanges at Barataria and St. Joseph Road, the latter of which serves as a direct connection to Independence Square. The other two intersections on the highway are at Central Market and Broadway.
The following table lists the major junctions along the Beetham Highway. The entire route is located in Trinidad.
|Port of Spain||Port of Spain||0.0||0.0||—||Wrightson Road||Western terminus; Continuation from Port of Spain|
|0.4||0.25||2||Pioneer Drive||Westbound access only|
|San Juan–Laventille||Beetham||0.6||0.37||3||Production Drive, Abattoir Road||Traffic Lights|
|1.3||0.81||4||Saint Joseph Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|3.1||1.9||5||Beetham Landfill||Westbound access only|
|Barataria||4.8||3.0||—||Churchill Roosevelt Highway||Eastern Terminus; freeway continues east into San Juan–Laventille as the Churchill Roosevelt Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
On July 4, 2022, a large blockage occurred on the highway due to protests against a police related shooting that resulted in the deaths of three residents. The Eastern Main Road, Priority Bus Route and Lady Young Road were blocked concurrently.
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- "Fear and chaos as Beetham highway, Sealots, PBR blocked in protest". Trinidad Express Newspapers. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
- Anthony, Michael (2001). Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago. Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Md., and London. ISBN 0-8108-3173-2.