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."

Soy502.com 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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Guatemala: New Private Highway Planned

December 2019

Private investors are planning to build a four-lane highway, 31 kilometers long, which would serve as a beltway for vehicles passing through the municipalities of San Bernardino, Mazatenango and Cuyotenango, department of Suchitepéquez.

This new investment would be executed in a format similar to that of the Via Alterna del Sur (VAS), which is private and operates on a toll basis, and crosses the southern municipalities of the metropolitan area between these Villa Nueva and Villa Canales, in the department of Guatemala.

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In Guatemala a proposal has been made for private companies to build toll roads, where, in some cases the State pays for the tolls, instead of charging road users.

The proposal of this investment model was raised in the context of the National Entrepreneurs Encounter (Enade), focused this year on the theme of infrastructure. 

A New Toll Road in Guatemala

May 2017

Plans are underway to build, in the municipality of Villa Canales, a 9 kilometer toll road with 6 lanes, which will connect at kilometer 23 with Carretera to El Salvador and with the Via Alterna del Sur.

According to the interactive information system "Construction Projects in Guatemala", complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData, Tramo SB-3, S.A. submitted an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) called "Vía SB-3", to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in March 2017.

Preparations for Highway Expansion in Panama

March 2017

The National Highway Company plans to build new access roads with toll collections in the area of ​​Costa del Este, in the districts of Lefevre Park and Juan Diaz.

Authorities at the National Highway Company explained that they are planning to implement the tolling scheme in order to cover the costs of the work and administration of the new access road. The construction will be completed in a period of 12 to 18 months.

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