Jamaican “Highway 2000” East to West May Pen Leg Open August 15th, 2012.


The new leg of Highway 2000 East-West, connecting Sandy Bay to May Pen, will be opened to motorists on August 15 at 1:00pm, more than a month ahead of the projected opening date of September 30, 2012.


Jamaican Highway 2000 Project

The Jamaican Highway 2000 May Pen Leg Completed


The opening of the May Pen leg will see changes in various access and exit points along the existing route:

  • Access to and from the Highway will no longer be possible at Sandy Bay. Motorists can use the exit or access points at Freetown to get to and from Sandy Bay.
  • The May Pen leg of the Highway ends at a brand new Rio Minho Roundabout, and motorists will also have access to and from the May Pen leg of the Highway at Mineral Heights.

Passage through the May Pen Toll Plaza for Class 1 vehicles will be $60, Class 2 vehicles will be $90, and Class 3 vehicles will be $180.

This new 10.5 kilometer stretch of Highway 2000 East-West, is expected to cut the travel time from Sandy Bay to May Pen by at least two thirds from the current 18 minutes to only 6 minutes driving at the permitted speed.


For more details see: h2k-jio.com