Longitudinal Highway Awarded for $ 13 Million

The last section of the Longitudinal del Norte Highway was awarded to consortium Terrasal Salazar Romero.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The 16 kilometer construction work will be completed on May 2012.

"The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has allocated $ 248 million for Fomilinio to build the highway,” reports Laprensagrafica.com.

Fomilenio has also been awarded 17 new rural road projects and three technical assistances to northern communities.

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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.

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: 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.

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 Elsalvador.com.

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