Thursday, 26 January 2023 03:03

Road reconstruction of the Usulután bypass is 30% complete

Written by Evelyn Alas

The reconstruction of the Usulután bypass is already 30% complete. The work includes the improvement of 9.4 kilometers of road that will guarantee that the circulation along this important route will be in optimal conditions.

"We are 30% advanced in the road reconstruction of the Usulután bypass, to renew about nine kilometers", confirmed the minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez.

The Usulután bypass is a four-lane road, two lanes in each direction, a central separator and shoulders of 2.50 meters each. It is completely renovated with new asphalt.

With this work, the mobility and connectivity of the inhabitants of the eastern zone will be improved and travel times will be reduced. This road is used by an average of 17,000 drivers daily.

As part of the work, not only will the asphalt surface be reconstructed, but it will also be signposted, the drainage system will be improved, and a bicycle path will be built on the route to promote sustainable mobility in the area.

The work, according to the contract, should be completed in 300 days, since it began last december, but the MOP and FOVIAL teams are making the necessary efforts to deliver it before the stipulated date.

As well as working in the department of Usulután, the government of President Bukele is executing projects on thousands of kilometers of road, to ensure that the national road network is maintained in good condition and to bring development to every corner of the country.

Periodic maintenance is also being carried out on 13 kilometers of the Ruta de Paz (section 1, San Carlos - San Francisco Gotera detour); 3.2 kilometers of the Costa del Sol road in La Paz are being recarpeted; 8 kilometers of the El Ceibillo-San José El Naranjo road in Ahuachapán are being paved; 14.5 kilometers of the road to Tierra Blanca, La Unión are being paved, among others.


Translated by: A.M