The current route is considered dangerous because of the constant landslides and the geological and subterranean water seepage problems that it has.
According to Prensa.com, Benjamin Colamarco, Public Works Minister, indicated: "This route is very dangerous and it may be convenient to build a new road through another route."
In relation to the above, "Colamarco said he hopes the specifications for the reconstruction of the existing route as well as the geological studies for an optional route that would go over the summit of the Central Mountain Range will be completed before the end of the current administration.
The Road Fund (Fondo Vial) has froze all contracts for repair and maintenance of roads in the country.
So said Alejandro Alvarez, president of the Honduran Chamber of Construction Industry (Chico), who explained that currently there are no contracts for repairs or maintenance, and that the government owes construction companies $48 million.
Five companies submitted bids for the rehabilitation project of the Calzada Larga Highway, Buenos Aires.
Companies presenting tenders to MOP were Conalvías / Centralmix, $ 8 million 644.560; Constructora Meco, $ 7 million 253.493; Consultores Profesionales de Ingeniería, $ 15 million 308.689, Constructores en Corporación, $ 7 million 164.163 and Constructora Urbana , $ 7 million 253.500.