Contract Awarded for New Stretch of Northern Longitudinal Highway

Stretch "3B" of El Salvador's major new road will be built by the consortium formed by Contein Cortázar and Gutiérrez-La Herrera.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The $18.4 million contract comprises the design and construction of 22.7 km of surface transport infrastructure of which 4.2 km is brand new while 18.5 km represents the widening and upgrading of an existing highway.

The project also includes the building of a 37.8 meter long and 10.2 meter wide bridge over the Guancora river. It is being supervised by Planeamiento Arquitectura, S.A. de C.V. at a cost of $0.56 million.

"The signing of this contract completes the tender process for all stretches of the new highway agreed with the US government," commented Alex Segovia, President of Fomilenio, El Salvador's Millennium Fund.

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El Salvador: Companies Bid for 30 km of Northern Highway

January 2010

Six companies presented bids for building the sixth stretch (30.4km) of the highway known as "Carretera Longitudinal del Norte".

Bids ranged from $23 million to $31 million. The stretch to be built runs from "Ciudad Barrios" in Osicala to "Delicias de Concepción" in Cacaopera.

Offers in for Final Stretch of "Longitudinal del Norte" Highway

August 2010

Six companies have bid to construct Section 3B of the Salvadoran highway that traverses the north of the country.

The participating companies presented offers of between $20 and $31 million include Astaldi, FCC Cosntrucciones, Constructora Santa Fé and Equipos de Construcción.

El Salvador Awards Highway Stretch for $21.5 Million

April 2010

Stretch 4-A of the Northern Longitudinal Highway will be built by company Linares S.A. for $21.5 million.

It starts at “Jesús Sensuntepeque” Bridge and must be completed in no more than 480 days.

“10.000 inhabitants from Cabañas will benefit with this additional 23.22 kilometers of highway”, reported

El Salvador: Progress in Construction of Northern HIghway

January 2012

The project has been allocated $269.2 million for the construction of 13 projects and 24 bridges, three of which cross the Lempa River.

A press release by Fomilenio reads:

219 km that will drive economic development in the Northern Zone

The route, considered the most anticipated, was designed 50 years ago.

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