Guatemala: Private Road to be Ready by 2020

It is expected that the section of the Via Alterna del Sur that will connect the municipality of Villa Canales with Zone 21 of the Guatemalan capital will begin operating at the end of next year.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The new section being built on the Via Alterna del Sur (VAS) will be about 7 kilometers long and will connect the municipality of Villa Canales with the Atanasio Tzul roadway in Guatemala City.

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After monitoring the progress of the work, the Municipality of Guatemala reported that "... The project includes the construction of six overpasses, retaining walls and new drains. In addition, it will lead to the construction of another seven viaducts over the Calzada Atanasio Tzul in the Guatemalan capital." reviews that "... Work in the area began in November 2018, where it is expected to build about 6 bridges that allow the interconnection of the route. According to calculations, 50 percent of the progress in the work has been made to date, so it could be operational by the end of 2020."

In 2017 CentralAmericaData reported that there is a project to build in the municipality of Villa Canales a toll road with 6 lanes and 9 kilometers long, which will connect at kilometer 23 of Carretera a El Salvador and Via Alterna del Sur.

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