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    excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Took the new boulevard to and from the airport circle from Ling's and to Ling's today. It was eleven minutes to and nine minutes return and we were going well under the posted speed limit, and so were others. The majority of the people were just shuffling along, just looking at the project and enjoying the commute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arawak View Post
    Hi all. Just because I know many of you follow Rona at Bati Bleki on Facebook, I wanted to clear it up so that you all don't get unnecessarily worried just because some people here on the island don't first corroborate before posting. Referring to this post concerning the new overpasses: https://www.facebook.com/90355904972...bstory_index=0

    It takes just two minutes of googling to realize that this is standard engineering practice and it's called "reinforced dirt". Why people like to instill fear and mistrust into people is beyond me.
    I use reinforced earth on an almost daily basis in my design work as a Civil Engineer. Those Armchair Engineers on Face Book amuse me. Thanks for sharing.
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    We will be on the Island for a few weeks in March. I look forward to driving on the new road but as we arrive and head to Noord, I expect to drive straight thru town. That way we will feel "at home". Will probably stop at the West Deck & Super Foods before checking in.
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    the new roads are so sweet! I always take them when going to the hotel area, so smooth, nice views and very fast to reach there.
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    When we were in Aruba in the first half of March, we used Watty Vos Boulevard many times. First few times using the roundabouts (anywhere on the island) were a bit hairy, but we soon came to love it. So quick when you are traveling to Savaneta or beyond! We had sunset reservations in Savaneta for dinner, and we weren't worried about being late because of traffic. As a few people have mentioned, they still go through downtown at times. We did too, because having the highway takes a lot of the burden off downtown. We did a lot more exploring of the island and became familiar with back roads, even though we have been coming since 2001. This is the first year we used Maps.Me for navigation. I updated the Aruba map before we came, and it is pretty spot on. Bottom line, the new highway is a positive thing for Aruba, and the tourists as well.
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    the watty vos really is a godsend.

    I believe that it is the BEST thing to have happened in aruba in a long time!

    Quote Originally Posted by rern73 View Post
    When we were in Aruba in the first half of March, we used Watty Vos Boulevard many times. First few times using the roundabouts (anywhere on the island) were a bit hairy, but we soon came to love it. So quick when you are traveling to Savaneta or beyond! We had sunset reservations in Savaneta for dinner, and we weren't worried about being late because of traffic. As a few people have mentioned, they still go through downtown at times. We did too, because having the highway takes a lot of the burden off downtown. We did a lot more exploring of the island and became familiar with back roads, even though we have been coming since 2001. This is the first year we used Maps.Me for navigation. I updated the Aruba map before we came, and it is pretty spot on. Bottom line, the new highway is a positive thing for Aruba, and the tourists as well.


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    I have now driven it about 10 times. It works well and definitely saves time during midday. In the mornings I still drive thru town so as to see the water here and there. Actually that stopped today because we stayed at the house all day.
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