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 Post subject: New road opening up!!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:16 pm 
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Just saw on FB that tomorrow the new road to avoid downtown area from airport to highrise will open!!! How nice will that be!! Instead an hour to get to resort it will now only take you half that time!!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:02 am 
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All this road rage. Where can I get the "new" map of all these changes.

Love that you mention the names of roads. Almost 40 years going to Aruba and I know how to get from point A to B but name(s)? NO! I will have to look next month but are there really road and street signs in any noticable numbers.

Stop and ask me directions. "OK you go down this road make a left then down to the other road and make a right".

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:17 pm 
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All this road rage. Where can I get the "new" map of all these changes?


Joey, only on the facebookpage of dow aruba. There you can find the new map, as well as an explanation how to use the turbo rotaries.

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WOW :shock: That's a lot of change in a year . It's a nightmare in my city when it comes to roads . Never ending and slow .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:33 pm 
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I don't have Facebook. Any other suggestions?

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arubajoey wrote:
I don't have Facebook. Any other suggestions?


No, their website is non existent. Maybe you can see their FB page without being on FB yourself.

You can see a map at https://www.genesisgroup.com/projects/d ... -Boulevard as well. This one is not as clear, but get the idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:15 pm 
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Thank you DD.

I know going through downtown can take a L-O-N-G time but that new road looks like it will take as long to get from the airport to Eagle and Palm Beaches.

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It does appear to look like a longer route on that map. When we leave the airport, I actually like driving through the downtown area & don't mind the backup we usually have by the Ren - doesn't really take that long

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Just read the following at https://batibleki.wheninaruba.com/two-short-pieces/.

"Opening Tomorrow, WVB"

"We were told that tomorrow, it was finally opening, the mythical Watty Vos Blvd, 25km, 13 rotondas, in 4 different designs. The Police and DOW remind us all to drive carefully, 80kmph on the highway, then down to 40kmph entering the roundabouts."

"The delay was a question of “certification” we were told. And indeed anyone visiting the raised road at Hato, would immediately notice the sagging on the flanks of bridge’s foundation, immediately after the October deluge. The bundles of sand (?) at the base of the road, are no match for the giant limestone and granite base-blocks of the ancient Egyptian Giza pyramid. They look the same, but somehow do not seem to be as timeless."

"Is that bridge safe for traffic? Apparently yes. Drive carefully!"

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comet07 wrote:
It does appear to look like a longer route on that map. When we leave the airport, I actually like driving through the downtown area & don't mind the backup we usually have by the Ren - doesn't really take that long


comet07, I'm with you. When I get to Aruba i MUST drive from the airport to Eagle/Palm Beach via downtown. I find that when the cruise ships are in town that is what adds congestion. There are no traffic lights and with pedestrians having the right-a-way it is slow going.

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If you go through town on a cruise ship day or any other day...pay attention. The traffic jam headed towards the hotels is mostly caused by the at least 5 roads that have cars that want to enter the boulevard and head north also. The traffic headed to airport is moving right along once past the cruise ship terminal. Either that or the cruise ship pedestrians are only crossing from the Crystal Casino side of the road to the middle of the road and back again :wink: Already I have noticed a little less congestion through town ...locals at least are using the new road.

On another note....the new road is great! Have driven it about 3 times and can understand why it took such a long time. Use caution as you enter the roundabouts....do not cross the berm if you get in the wrong lane...exit and start again. There are signs painted in the road to show you which lane to be in if you want to go straight (which you do want to do if you are headed to the hotels).

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If anyone comes across a new map that shows the entire new roadway, please post the link here.

I have found a few but they are very difficult to follow the new road and do not show the roundabouts or street names.

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ann wrote:
On another note....the new road is great! Have driven it about 3 times and can understand why it took such a long time. Use caution as you enter the roundabouts....do not cross the berm if you get in the wrong lane...exit and start again. There are signs painted in the road to show you which lane to be in if you want to go straight (which you do want to do if you are headed to the hotels).



ann who's on first?

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ann wrote:
On another note....the new road is great! Have driven it about 3 times and can understand why it took such a long time. Use caution as you enter the roundabouts....do not cross the berm if you get in the wrong lane...exit and start again. There are signs painted in the road to show you which lane to be in if you want to go straight (which you do want to do if you are headed to the hotels).



ann who's on first?



I have no idea and really don't care :wink: :lol: As to a map....good luck....there was a big one in newspaper but it makes no sense to us! I only want to use the road to get to Ling's or hotels and I know how to do that...go straight

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Arubadan wrote:
If anyone comes across a new map that shows the entire new roadway, please post the link here.

I have found a few but they are very difficult to follow the new road and do not show the roundabouts or street names.

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Here you can find a map of Oranjestad bypass.

https://www.genesisgroup.com/projects/d ... -Boulevard


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