On Monday January 18th, Juan Carlos Varela, Panama’s President, ordered the Start of the Design, Construction, Renovation and Expansion of Pedregal – Gonzalillo – Transmitís highway in the province of Panama; with an investment of $96,9 million U.S. dollars.
This project will benefit over 200 thousand people. It consists of approximately 9.4 kilometers for the expansion and renovation of Pedregal – Gonzallillo Highway and of 1.8 kilometers for the renovation of Villalobos Road.
The project includes rebuilding the existing asphalt pavement layer with new Portland cement pavement, as well as building two new lanes made of Portland cement, for a total of four traffic lanes.
It also includes the development of two arched vehicle flyovers at the Trans-Isthmian Highway for entrance and exit turns toward the new highway system, including marginal roads that provide access to locals and to existing exits.
It will also include the construction of asphalt shoulders for the road, central islands, four bridges and four vehicle underpasses built in concrete (including transfer stations), internal level loop ramps, sidewalks, bike lanes and maintenance for bridges, among others.