Airport Rotonde, Aruba

Aruba has upgraded the road infrastructure. Recently the traffic circle, or rotonde as they are called here, was installed at the major intersection of the Route 1 and the entrance to Queen Beatrix Airport. The traffic lights are gone. As you approach from Oranjestaad this is what it looks like:

Approaching the traffic circle at Queen Beatrix Airport.

Approaching the traffic circle at Queen Beatrix Airport.

Sorry for the lousy photos through the car windshield. As you can see on those signs, all directions are accommodated. Here’s another look a little closer to the circle.

Airport Circle with Christmas Tree, Aruba.

Airport Circle with Christmas Tree, Aruba.

They have the Christmas Tree up and ready to go for the holiday. The circle itself is quite large, making for easy navigation. Just remember to keep an eye out for merging traffic. If you’re in doubt about your exit, simply continue around the circle again until you get your bearings. Bon dia.

Road Changes, Aruba

There have been a lot of improvements in the roads throughout Aruba these days. I must say, they were needed, and they are being completed one after another. Among the changes on the way, a new traffic circle is going to be built at the airport. Here’s a shot from Bon Dia that illustrates where the circle will be, as well as the detours.

Detours while new traffic circle is built at Aruba’s airpot.

If you can read papiamento, you’ll be able to decipher the following article, which describes the project in some detail. There’s also another diagram at the bottom. Check it out.

Bon Dia article about airport traffic circle.

So, if you’re planning on a trip to the island in the next several months, be prepared for some possible delays, detours, and new directions. Bon dia.

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