Panama: $125 Million to Widen Southern Corridor

Works comprise widening the road to seven lanes in both directions and relocating toll stations.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mexican corporation ICA will execute the project, which runs from “Presidente Remón” Hippodrome to Tocumen.

“It will take three years, and will help solve the critical traffic jam which currently occurs at this highway”, reported ICA, who also remarked that in order to begin, the Government must make official its acquisition of the road.

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The company Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) has been given contracts to widen both the South and North Corridors.

The works comprise the widening of the South Corridor to six lanes and the extension of the North Corridor, until 24 December.

"In the case of the South Corridor, ICA Construction has an existing contract with ICA Panama, the highway concession holder, to carry out the work, which the government has decided to respect," reports Prensa.com. "With the North Corridor Pycsa, the highway's current owner, will grant ICA rights to undertake the extension".