First phase Santo Domingo bypass ready by December 2014
The Ministry of Public Works reports that the first part of the Haina-Santo Domingo bypass will be ready by December 2014. The highway will link Haina Port in the west of Santo Domingo, passing by the Sanchez and 6 de Noviembre highways to connect to Duarte Highway at Km. 24. Chief engineer Guillermo Alba told reporters that 16 km of the new roadway are already being paved in the final stage of construction. Engineer Ramon Antonio Pepin of the Ministry of Public Works said the work will have a major impact on the industrial, business, farming and cargo sectors with savings in time and fuel costs.
The complete work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015 when it will connect the port with Duarte Highway and then on to the Multimodal Caucedo Port in eastern Boca Chica.
As reported, the bypass will be 72.63 km long in total. The stretches are: Haina-Duarte Highway (16.90 km), Duarte-Boca Chica (45.10 km). Access roads to La Isabela Airport-Higuero (2.83) and Ozama area (7.80 km) are also being built.
Works were contracted to Compreica-Alba Sanchez engineering firm.
The new highway will connect Haina, El Cajuilito, Monte Adentro, La Pared, Palave, Caballona, Lecheria, Hato Nuevo and Pedro Brand.
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