Southern highway reconstruction more than 90% finished
Santo Domingo.- Public Works minister Gonzalo Castillo on Wednesday announced that construction of the Southern Corridor is more than 90 percent concluded, and includes the spans Bani-Azua-Barahona, and Azua-San Juan de la Maguana.
He said the road is important for productive sectors in the southern provinces, especially freight and passenger transport, agriculture and industries, because the time and fuel saved will help the region’s economic development.
He said the Corridor aims to provide more security for motorists with fewer traffic accidents, in addition to reducing the time it takes to travel to those cities by more than 40 percent.
The official said the work will be ready by early 2015, since most sections are already paved and road signs posted from Bani exit and Barahona to Azua.
Castillo added that he asked the contractors to expedite their work with 13-hour days, seven days per week.
The new road will have two lanes 3.65 meters wide each, 2-meter shoulders and signs and markings.
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