VIDEO: This is how the “Viaducto Francisco Morazán” road will be in Los Chorros

At the end of May, the head of the Ministry of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, said that the “mega work” will last two and a half years.

As is usual for Twitter to report on country projects, the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, tweeted a video showing what the final work of the “Francisco Morazán Viaduct in Los Chorros, an extension that encompasses Las Delicias to the Poliedro, 8 lanes and from the Poliedro to San Juan Opico, 6 lanes and several overpasses and interchanges ”, says the text that accompanies the images.

At the end of May, the head of the Ministry of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, said that the “mega work” will last two and a half years.

“Every day on 15 kilometers of road people have to wait 2 hours to enter San Salvador, when in reality it should only take about 20 minutes on average,” said the official at the time.

The funds for the work will come from a new debt of $ 245 million from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), approved this Tuesday afternoon with 74 votes in favor.

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According to the legislative decree, these works are intended to guarantee road connectivity in the country’s road network in an efficient and safe way, allowing in turn to improve the conditions of mobility of goods and people at the national and regional level, as part of the strategy economic development to stimulate private investment, among other aspects.

The conditions and level of road safety of the Pan-American Highway will be improved, from the Los Chorros section to the San Juan Opico detour, between the Department of La Libertad and the road to Santa Ana, Sitio del Niño, to give greater fluidity and security to the transit of private vehicles, collective transport and cargo in the area.

It is planned to expand the Pan-American highway to 8 lanes from the Las Delicias neighborhood in Santa Tecla, to the Poliedro; and 6 lanes from that point to the turnoff for San Juan Opico, La Libertad.

Other works

With an investment of $ 469,806.78, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) is building a bicycle lane from the United Nations ring to the junction of Jerusalem Avenue with Las Jacarandas Street, in the west of San Salvador.

The work will be 1.62 kilometers long and will provide alternative connectivity between the municipalities of San Salvador and Antiguo Cuscatlán.

“The bike path on Jerusalem Avenue is the beginning of something much more important. We will build more infrastructure for sustainable mobility than has been built in the last 30 years ”, commented days ago the Minister of Public Works, Romeo Herrera.

The work includes the construction of a rest station with the necessary signage to guarantee the comfort and safety of users.

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