Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to Carrefour, 4 Miles, an Eternity to Get There...

It is only 4 miles from Downtown Port-au-Prince Haiti to Carrefour but... You can spend hours trying to get from here to there...

Haiti Road: Port-au-Prince - Carrefour
Haiti Road: Port-au-Prince - Carrefour

Let me show you something... The problem is bigger than just getting from Port-au-Prince to Carrefour... Noooo It much bigger than that..

Take a look at this map...

Congested Road Leads to Half of Haiti

ALL traffic leaving Port-au-Prince going to: Leogane, Gressier, Darbonne, Grand-Goave, Petit-Goave, Moreau, Jacmel, Bainet, Fond-des-Negres, Petite-Rivierre-de-Nippes, Aquin, Cotes-de-Fer, Anse-a-Veau, Petit-Trou-De-Nippes, Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Cavaillon, Baraderes, Pestel, Camp-Perin, ...

Wouyyy... M-Bouke!...

...Les Cayes, Beaumont, Roseaux, Torbeck, Port-Salut, Roche-a-Bateau, Coteau, Port-a-Piment, Chardonieres, Les Anglais, Jeremie, Dame-Marie, Anse d'Hainaut, Les Irois, Moron, Tiburon, and of course Carrefour... ALL that traffic must go trough a tiny two-lane road, NOT A HIGHWAY, connecting Port-au-Prince to Carrefour.

Get the picture?

So when you add to that: Tap-taps, pyeton, machan fresko, kawotchouman, chofe lanfe, kamyon dlo, kamyon baskil, and every other thing trying to get from Port-au-Prince to neighboring Carrefour, I am sure you will understand and agree with what I am about to say:

Haiti needs a freakin' Highway...

YES... a Highway... Not a windy road called a Route Nationale... We need a freakin highway that can cut through cities and towns with only an EXIT to get off...

The same freaking roads that your great grandfather used to ride his donkey to "Potoprens" are the same roads in use today. Just like the road to heaven... they are narrow as hell...

A highway means NO HOUSES, NO DONKEYS, NO INTERSECTIONS, NO ROTARY, NO MACHANN FRITAY... None of that... Just CARS and TRUCKS.

This does not exist in a country of 10 million people?

I know you're gonna say, Haiti is a poor country but you know what? I don't think the intention is even there!

Reconstruction my Derriere!
The Haiti Road system need CONSTRUCTION!

M'ale!

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Mez says...

I LOVE the author's style of writing.

Hilarious! And

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Sergine says...

we have to leave with have we have until we can construct a new one. but yes it is a two way traffic we still can make it

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Sergine says...

traffic light instead of those police.

only the light need to calibrate perfectly.

Give me that job and 3 months I ll show you how it work and a perfect traffic

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Selimem Wi says...

You are right Haiti a highway, from port au prince to Jeremie, right of the sea shore.not like the doing along the way to jeremie, and called it hoop nou fè refè rout la.sou wè ti kote yo fè dé machine paka pasé.mw fè nou konpliman kom moun Kikon peyi

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Chesnel says...

I have been wandering why I have not read anything about the Road of Carrefour for a while.

I kept reading about so many projects to build government buildings that were either damaged or destroyed.

But the very road that lead to the city of Port au Prince from the South has been nothing but a shameful experience to behold.

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Ronald Trenard says...

I do really understand it is a real problem, but I am also sure that the gouvernment is working on it. I neither beleive they are all blind to the situation.

i am from Carrefour Lamentin and went to Haiti twice and never i can find somebody to go to carrefour with me. All i heard " you want to go to hell?

".

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Doddy Mercier says...

There is a genius solution proposed by an Haitian engineer: Construct a road in the Golf of Lagonave with the residue of the earth

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Doddy Mercier says...

Gen yon solition ki propose pa yon enjeniè Ayisyen: konstri yon passage nan gòlf Lagonav la, avek debri kay krase

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Christine says...

You are doing a good work. Keep it up, may be is because the way they drive and every body

stay in Port-au-Prince.

That is why they think there's too many

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Au says...

I LOVE TO GO LAKAY BUT GOING THERE IS A PAIN IN THE NECK. THE TRAFFIC AT CARREFOUR IS TREMENDOUS.

HOPE SOMEONE FROM GOVERMENT WILL SOLVE THIS

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