Jorge Ricardo Fábrega, director of the Transportation Authority (ATTT), explained that while these rearrangement works are conducted, the highways known as Northern and Southern corridors will be used as the main backup roads.
Federico Suárez, head of the Public Works Ministry, told Prensa.com that "all the infrastructure projects being undertaken by the state (which include preparation works for the Metro and Metro Bus transportation systems and 16 bridges) will require between 2.5 and 3 years to be completed. To meet the deadline, they will use squads working 24 hours a day, on three rotating shifts".
The contract was awarded to the Spanish construction company FCC, as an extension of the work carried out on the Brazil highway.
The Ministry of Public Works in Panama awarded a $40 million subcontract to the company of Spanish origin, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. (FCC), for the implementation of a "traffic management plan for the city's road realignment."