Panama: Tender Announced for Road Widening

The Ministry of Public Works has announced that next week the requirements for the tender for the design and expansion to eight lanes of the Bridge of the Americas - Via Centenario -Arraiján will be published.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

It is estimated that the public tender act will be made by September, and the order to proceed could be given in the last quarter of this year.

From statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works in Panama:

Next week publication will be made for the request for proposal for the "Study, Design, Construction and Maintenance Works for the expansion and renovation of the Pan American Highway, Section: Bridge of the Americas - Via Centenario -Arraiján".

In relation to this, the deputy minister of Public Works Marietta Jaen, stressed that this eight lane expansion work to will connect with the Fourth Bridge over the Canal. The new road design will improve the alignment of several sections, such as Loma Cova, which will allow for traffic to flow at 100 kilometers per hour; it also includes the construction of five highway interchanges in an area of ​​10 kilometers.

Jaen added that the mobility study is part of the request for proposal, which will indicate how the eight lanes and the six lanes of the Arraiján - La Chorrera highway will connect.

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