Panama: First Section of Colón Highway is Finished

The first 35 kilometers of the highway linking Panama City to Colón were inaugurated.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


The section connects Quebrada López with Madden, has 4 lanes and was built in 25 months by the Odebrecht Company.

The Association of Users of the Colón Free Trade Zone highlighted the importance of the project, which will reduce travel time between the two cities by 25 minutes.

An article in indicated that the section was inaugurated by President Martín Torrijos today.

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