Navarrete-Puerto Plata road to be expanded
The Ministry of Public Works announced on Saturday, 11 February 2017, that work would soon begin to expand the Navarrete-Puerto Plata road to four lanes from the present two lanes. The government is expected to invest US$68 million in the expansion and repairs of the road. Three companies would be contracted simultaneously to expedite the needed works.
Ramón Antonio Pepín, chief of the Ministry of Public Works cabinet, said that assessments of damages to roads and bridges caused by the October and November intense rains has been completed and repairs would soon begin.
The Ministry of Public Works was responding to protests led by Puerto Plata representatives recently that demanded that the needed infrastructure works no longer be delayed.
Source: DR1, Elcaribe
Feb 14, 2017
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