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Sacyr Opens 84-Km Stretch of Puerta de Hierro Highway in Colombia

Infra News - Published on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

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Sacyr Continues to Make Progress on its Fourth-Generation Highway Projects in Colombia. Sacyr Concessions opened an 84.2-km section of the Puerta de Hierro to Cruz del Viso road that accounts for 42% of its total length. The total width of the road is 11.3 meters, two lanes of 3.65 meters and a 2 meters berm on each side of the road. Installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems, featuring SOS posts, variable messaging LED signs and warning lights, that keep users informed of road conditions and maintain permanent communication with the Operations Control Center. The section will have an impact on seven municipalities in Bolívar and Atlántico - San Juan Nepomuceno, Calamar, Suan, Campo de la Cruz, Candelaria, Ponedera and Palmar de Varela).

This road is one of the four that Sacyr Concessions is involved with in the country. This infrastructure, which will improve the connectivity of Colombia's Caribbean region, is 198 km long and connects the Departments of Sucre, Bolívar and Atlántico. The highway will allow easier access to the main seaports, airports and border crossings on the Caribbean coast.

The project is being carried out by Concesionaria Vial Montes de María, which is owned by Sacyr Concessions, on behalf of the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura of Colombian National Infrastructure Agency.

This road has another two sections, or functional units, which are currently under construction and are more than 72% complete. The first section begins in Puerta de Hierro in Sucre and runs to El Carmen de Bolívar, and the second extends from El Carmen de Bolívar to Cruz del Viso in Bolívar.

Sacyr Concessions has four 4G projects in Colombia which represent a total length of 525 kilometers and a managed investment of €2.2 billion.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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