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The Crab Bridge will begin next week

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The Crab Bridge will begin next week

Puerto Plata. The Ministry of Public Works will begin the first week of January 2023 the disassembly work of the old metal bridge over the Camú river in the Sabaneta de Cangrejos community, to make way for the construction of a new footbridge.

The Vice Minister of Supervision and Inspection of Public Works, Roberto Herrera, assured that the construction works of the new viaduct in Sabaneta de Cangrejos will last seven months. From what he estimates it will be ready by August.

The information was offered by the Provincial Government of Puerto Plata, where all the details concerning such an important road infrastructure work that connects the Villa Montellano and Sosúa municipalities, in the eastern part of Puerto Plata, were explained. The representative of the Executive Branch, Claritza Rochtte de Senior, said that the Government has assumed the commitment to build a new bridge in Cangrejos, after the old metal structure collapsed last April.

Rochtte de Senior indicated that this work was contemplated to begin in the current month of December, but the citizens of Puerto Plata prudently requested that traffic not be interrupted for these festive dates.

It was reported that to provide a greater guarantee of road safety and the viability of traffic, the Government, with a million-dollar investment, enabled the alternate highway that crosses Montellano, passing through the places of Pancho Mateo, Los Pérez and El Alto de Chila, where agents will be stationed. Digesett and Comipol units.

While the deputy director general of the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant), Domingo Canela, warned that controls will be established on heavy vehicles for their circulation on alternate roads in order to avoid accidents and obstruct traffic. Recently, various sectors of the municipality of Sosúa marched to reclaim the Cangrejo bridge, which collapsed in April of this year.

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