Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road to be addressed
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
With the upgrade of the Northern Ambergris Caye road, several issues have arisen, the most prominent being speeding. This past year saw the pavement of three miles of road from the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge to Belizean Shores Resort, as well as the widening of four miles of road from Belizean Shores to Blue Reef Resort. The improved accessibility for vehicular traffic is resulting in speeding and at time, reckless driving which can result in serious accidents.
Most recently, The San Pedro Sun was made aware of a damaged utility pole in the Grand Belize Estates Area, which was allegedly broken by a reckless dump truck. This is only one of many reported incidents.
These issues have been brought to the attention of The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and San Pedro Traffic Department. SPTC indicated that they are in the process of placing speed bumps along the road as well as several traffic signs in order to reduce such reckless driving. SPTC also explained that traffic wardens do patrol the Northern Ambergris Caye Road but they are not permanently stationed there as their presence is required to control traffic within the town’s perimeters.
SPTC is asking residents of North Ambergris Caye to assist them by reporting traffic related incidents.