Spanning the distance from
Long Bay to
Downtown, Leeward Highway is the main motorway on Providenciales and the largest in the country.
Most of the island’s stores and businesses are found on Leeward Highway, as is the
hospital, the electric power plant, and other utilities.
In 2004, Leeward Highway was upgraded from single lanes in each direction to duel lanes. At that time, concrete medial curbs, lighting and slightly more comprehensive signage was also constructed.
Safety and Vehicle Collisions
As the busiest road in the Turks and Caicos, most of the vehicle collisions in the country occur here. Poor driving by jitneys and
taxis, and the misuse, small size of and lack of roundabouts are a significant cause of crashes. Efforts have been made to educate drivers, yet reckless and dangerous driving remains an issue.
Leeward Highway in the Cheshire Hall region of Proivdenciales.