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Developments on Puerto Plata Santiago roads

The Ministry of Public Works announced the start of works to improve Puerto Plata-Santiago roads.

This means the Gran Parada in Puerto Plata as well as in La Cumbre and Los Quemados, the so-named 47-km panoramic route across the northern mountain range (Cordillera Septentrional). The works called for paving of some sections, construction of drains to reduce erosion by rainwater.

Minister of Public Works Gonzalo Castillo said that the construction of the new 32 km road from Santiago to Puerto Plata is a priority of the Medina Administration. This road would reduce driver’s time to Puerto Plata from Santiago to 23 minutes, much less than the hour and a half at the present time. He said this would be a boom for tourism development in the north coast.

In the North Coast, he also mentioned that 80% of the Circunvalación Norte de Santiago is completed, and work is underway on the stretch Navarrete-Maimón and Maimón-Puerto Plata.

Castillo also mentioned as government priorities the construction of the second half of the Santo Domingo bypass that would connect Villa Mella to the Autopista del Nordeste that leads to Samana. He said this would eliminate all the traffic from the Cibao in the north to the east, without having to enter the capital city.

El Seibo-Hato Mayor road. Works are advancing on the road from Hato Mayor to Sabana de la Mar to connect with the Uvero Alto-Miches road and Miches-Sabana de la Mar in the East. He said this road should be completed in 2018. He said this would completely integrate the eastern beach strip from Cap Cana to Miches.

Other roads under construction are the La Caleta-Boca Chica corridor of 10.5 km that includes the construction of two bus terminals.

Also the construction of the Azua Bypass, the paving of the Padre Las Casas-Bohechio road that will be ready in October 2017, and the road that connects to Guayabal. In San Juan de la Maguana, in the southwest, he said the Ministry if working on the bypass that will be finished in spring 2018 and the Carretera 15 de Azua-Barahona.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Aug 1, 2017

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