Link Road complete


Work has been concluded on the Airport Link Road Project, which connects the villages of Western Paradise at Mile 8 on the George Price Highway and Ladyville on the Philip Goldson Highway. Already residents in the area have begun to enjoy the benefits of the new road as persons, who regularly commute to and from the northern part to the western part of the country have their journey time significantly reduced. Additionally access to the undeveloped area has now been opened and even persons who exercise are using the Link Road to do so.
Work commenced on the road in May 2018 by Cisco Construction Company and M&M Engineering which constructed the bridge which spans the Belize River. The work was completed some three weeks ago and traffic is now able to make its way from one highway to the other.
The project was financed through a loan from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), the Republic of China on Taiwan and the Government of Belize.
The road is approximately 8.1 km (5 miles). The construction included a 81.7 meters-high-level bridge crossing the Belize River near to the existing Airport Access Road. It also saw the construction of earthen embankments, crushed gravel pavements, and two lanes with paved shoulders conforming to a 100 kph design criteria. Additional civil works included the construction of two three-leg roundabouts at the intersection with the Airport Access Road and at the intersection with the George Price Highway.