The highway from Rose Hall to City Centre in Montego Bay has officially caught up with the rest of the modern world. Over past 10 years, Rose Hall, Montego Bay has grown leaps and bounds. I think our new highway system has ushered these changes. It is about time.
Montego Bay has grown significantly in almost every aspect of development as a city. The main highway, from Rose Hall to the City Centre, was formally a horrible narrow tract, ridden with large pot holes. The street lights were far apart and very few. As a result they were extremely ineffectively pale. In so much that a dim candlelight was brighter. On the entire strip, which was around 10 miles, there were only 5 street lights that actually worked. And one very lonely traffic light.
After a heavy shower of rain, it was almost impossible to get from Rose Hall to Montego Bay without a boat. The pot holes transformed themselves to mini lakes reeking havoc to pedestrian and motorists alike. Along with the goats and cows who also complained. After all, their rights to maintain the quota of accidents they caused by stepping in front of unsuspecting motorists had seriously been challenged.
The drive time from Rose Hall is only 15 minutes
Today, finally modern divided highway. Which has decreased what used to be a forty-five minute commute to only 15 minutes….Unbelievable!!!
Our highway is presently lined with tall, bright luminous LED streetlights from the airport to Rose Hall. Landscaped with elegant majestic Royal Palms swaying in the light tropical breezes. Traffic lights are now at almost every intersection. Thus, making getting around more efficient. Consequently, adding a more contemporary sculpture to the city .
In Jamaica we drive on the left drive
Those choosing to rent a car remember to drive on the left hand side. Many visitors rent cars on line unaware that in Jamaica we drive on the left. This can be both frustrating and confusing. Additionally, driving in Jamaica can be culturally a challenging experience. For example, the car horn, has an spoken language which only Jamaicans understand. Almost like an unofficial Morse code. On the other hand, in other cultures it might be considered an insult to honk.
If driving proves too much I recommend hiring a driver or tour company. Most local hotels can refer someone that they work with.