Uriah Butler Highway

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Uriah Butler Highway
Route information
Length15.6 km (9.7 mi)
Major junctions
North endChamps Fleur
Major intersectionsValsayn
South endChaguanas
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Major citiesChaguanas, San Juan
Highway system

The Uriah Butler Highway, sometimes referred to as UBH, is one of the major north–south highways on Trinidad in Trinidad and Tobago.

It is named after Tubal Uriah Butler.

It runs from Champs Fleurs to Chaguanas where it meets the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. It crosses the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway at Valsayn.

The highway was originally named the Princess Margaret Highway and was constructed in 1958. It was extended and renamed for labour leader Tubal Uriah Butler in 1988.


The Uriah Butler Highway is generally considered the more important of the two north-south highways on Trinidad, as it carries both traffic from the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway and traffic from areas north of Chaguanas. Because of this, it suffers from congestion on most weekdays.


The highway begins at Champs Fleurs, crossing the Priority Bus Route and Eastern Main Road successively. Further south and just before the Valsayn interchange, a roundabout provides access to Mount Hope. At Grand Bazaar, west of Valsayn, the highway crosses the east-west Churchill Roosevelt Highway, connected via a modern interchange with high speed ramps. It then continues past Bamboo Village, Caroni, Cunupia and Chaguanas, where it joins the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway which runs south to Debe.


From Champs Fleurs to Grand Bazaar, the expressway has 2 lanes in either direction. From Grand Bazaar to the southern terminus at Chaguanas, the expressway is mostly a 6 lane dual carriageway,[1] excluding a brief section of the southbound lane at Grand Bazaar having 4 lanes. The entire highway is grade separated from Grand Bazaar to Chaguanas. North of Grand Bazaar, one roundabout provides access to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, while the northern terminus is signalized. There are six pedestrian overpasses scattered from Guayamare to Endeavour.

Exit List[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along the Uriah Butler Highway. The entire route is located in Trinidad.

San Juan–LaventilleChamps Fleur0.00.0Eastern Main RoadNorthern Terminus
0.050.0311Priority Bus RouteAccess to Buses, Taxis, emergency vehicles and authorised private vehicles only
San Juan0.80.502  – Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Max Richards Drive
Exit via Roundabout. Access to UWI Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business and Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (Mt. Hope Hospital)
Valsayn1.81.13Churchill Roosevelt Highway  – Port of Spain, San Juan, Tunapuna, Arima
 – Piarco International Airport
Interchange with Churchill Roosevelt Highway
Bamboo Village2.81.74Bamboo #1 Road
Caroni5.03.15Caroni Savannah Road
Chaguanas8.65.36Guayamare Link RoadAccess from UBH Nouthbound only
9.15.77Bejucal RoadUBH Southbound Exit only
Chaguanas9.55.98Munroe Road
11.57.19Charlieville Feeder Road, Caroni Savannah Road, Ackbar Road, Jerningham Junction Road
12.57.810Endeavour Connector Road, Narsaloo Ramaya Marg Road, Soogrim Trace, Biljah Road
15.59.611Chaguanas Main Road, Southern Main Road
15.69.7Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway  – Couva, San Fernando, Point FortinSouthern terminus, freeway continues south into Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo as the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "New lane opens on Uriah Butler Highway, Mt Hope | Trinidad and Tobago Government News". www.news.gov.tt. Retrieved 2022-07-25.