Uriah Butler Highway
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|Uriah Butler Highway|
|Length||15.6 km (9.7 mi)|
|North end||Champs Fleur|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Major cities||Chaguanas, San Juan|
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, 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.
The following table lists the major junctions along the Uriah Butler Highway. The entire route is located in Trinidad.
|San Juan–Laventille||Champs Fleur||0.0||0.0||—||Eastern Main Road||Northern Terminus|
|0.05||0.031||1||Priority Bus Route||Access to Buses, Taxis, emergency vehicles and authorised private vehicles only|
|San Juan||0.8||0.50||2||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)|
|Valsayn||1.8||1.1||3||Churchill Roosevelt Highway||Interchange with Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Port of Spain - Arima)|
|Bamboo Village||2.8||1.7||4||Bamboo #1 Road|
|Caroni||5.0||3.1||5||Caroni Savannah Road|
|Chaguanas||8.6||5.3||6||Guayamare Link Road||Access from UBH Nouthbound only|
|9.1||5.7||7||Bejucal Road||UBH Southbound Exit only|
|11.5||7.1||9||Charlieville Feeder Road, Caroni Savannah Road, Ackbar Road, Jerningham Junction Road|
|12.5||7.8||10||Endeavour Connector Road, Narsaloo Ramaya Marg Road, Soogrim Trace, Biljah Road|
|15.5||9.6||11||Chaguanas Main Road, Southern Main Road|
|15.6||9.7||—||Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway||Southern 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|
- ^ "New lane opens on Uriah Butler Highway, Mt Hope | Trinidad and Tobago Government News". www.news.gov.tt. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
- Anthony, Michael (2001). Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago. Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Md., and London. ISBN 0-8108-3173-2.