Highway Upgrades Between Arraiján and La Chorrera
Tuesday, March 18 2008 @ 09:14 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Panama's president Martin Torrijos inaugurated the new section of road between Arraiján and La Chorrera in the Western part of the province of Panama today. Torrijos said the road improvements make the area more attractive for investment and will shorten travel times for commuters who live in the area but work in Panama City. In addition to the main road adjacent and side routes have also been improved. "We invested more than $65 million dollars on this project to improve the living conditions of those Panamanians who reside in the area," said Torrijos. Authorities will open the highway provisionally tomorrow to help smooth the flow of traffic to the interior for "Semana Santa" (Easter week.) Work on the project will be finished officially in June 2008. The upgrade included the construction of 23 pedestrian bridges, five bridges over rivers, and one to level uneven terrain.
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