They invest 91.6 million balboas for the Caribbean Corridor in Colón

With an investment of 91.6 million balboas, this Monday, October 31, President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen gave the order to proceed to the Transeq SA Consortium – Estrella Engineering for the execution of the Caribbean Corridor, which will link the Panama-Colón highway with the Costa above this province.

This important work includes the study, design, construction, and financing of the Quebrada Ancha – María Chiquita highway, which is approximately 28,442 kilometers long and will benefit more than 56,000 inhabitants of the districts of Colón and Portobelo.

“With the delivery of the order to proceed for the construction of the Caribbean Corridor Project, we are adding a new road structure to improve land connectivity in the province of Colón,” said President Cortizo Cohen.

The president stressed that, with the optimization of the road network in the region, new opportunities are created for internal tourism in the province that have a positive impact, especially on the most vulnerable population, always with the purpose of achieving equitable social development in our country.

“In addition to generating direct and indirect jobs, it will also benefit producers in these areas because it makes it easier for them to transport products and merchandise,” he added.

President Cortizo Cohen reported that the work must be completed and delivered within 730 days, that is, within two years from the delivery of the order to proceed.

This contract includes all the necessary topographical, hydraulic, hydrological, soil, geotechnical and environmental studies required to guarantee the quality of a work of this nature.

The project begins in Quebrada Ancha, near the intersection with Boyd Roosevelt Avenue, and ends at the intersection with the highway to Portobelo. The work consists of the construction of seven vehicular bridges, one over the Gatun River; Bridge over the Gatun River 1; Bridge over the Gatun River 2; bridge over Quebrada Agua Clara 1; Bridge over Quebrada Agua Clara 2, bridge over Quebrada Agua Clara 3 and Bridge over Río Mango Indio.

Additionally, it contemplates an acceleration lane at the Quebrada Ancha-María Chiquita highway exit, a deceleration lane (access to the highway), a roundabout, four grade returns on Boyd Roosevelt Avenue, a vehicular viaduct and an underpass with your entrances.

The works include the design of the pavement structure, drainage and storm drains; construction of paved gutters, metal-type protection barriers, the design and construction of pedestrian sidewalks in places near schools, parishes, health centers, sports centers and parks, among others.

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