Protest for 4 lane highway between Puerto Plata – Santiago
Recently, members of transport unions, neighborhood organizations and political parties held a large-scale protest march through the streets of Puerto Plata. The two-lane road between Puerto Plata and Santiago is a horror for traffic. Daily many heavy loaded trucks use this road over the mountain range between Santiago and Puerto Plata. Because of the mountains these trucks drive very slowly, annoying other traffic. They often cause traffic jams. But the road surface is also worn out in many places and it’s full of holes. To avoid these problems, many people use the other mountain route via Moca to drive to Santiago, including many Sosúa residents and tourists. Now the central government already promised several times that the four-lane highway between Puerto Plata and Santiago would be constructed.
But it remain, according to the participants of the protest march, empty promises. If this protest does not work, then, according the spokespersons of the transport unions, there will be tougher protests.
Source: Sosua News
Sep 24, 2016
Category: DR News |