According to Laestrella.com.pa, the opening date of the Coastal Strip of Panama was published in the newspaper La Prensa, where the Minister of Transportation and Public Works (MOP acronym in Spanish) said that everything was prepared for this weekend.
The mega-project includes a 26 hectare park, in which, according to Laestrella.com.pa, there are worries related to the maintenance of it, because it will cost $1 million a year. The mayor of Panama City, Juan Carlos Navarro, has already said that his institution doesn’t have funds for maintenance.
With an underground tunnel which would connect Avenida Balboa and Avenida de los Poetas the third phase of the coastal strip would be completed.
"In the project statement, published yesterday in Panama Compra, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) said that 'the studies resulted in solving the interconnection with an underpass and a tunnel which would go under the area of El Chorrillo," published Prensa.com.
The project, which is just beginning to take shape, will connect the Paitilla sector with the marine viaduct of the Corredor Sur.
In these early stages of the project known as ‘Cinta Costera 4’ plans are for only the road infrastructure and related landscaping.
According to an article in Elsiglo.com the Director of Special Projects of this entity, Carlos Ho, said: "The costs and the final design are still being drafted and have not yet been defined, however, the authorities from the MOP are counting on this work helping to greatly reduce traffic in Paitilla. He added that options such as a semi tunnel, a marine viaduct or landfills are being analyzed. "