This Monday, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) began the installation of the beams of the overpass in San Juan Opico, La Libertad. In total there are nine and each one has a length of more than 30 meters.
The overpass will consist of four lanes that will improve vehicular flow between Santa Ana and San Salvador, shortening travel times for drivers traveling west. The Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, supervised the placement of the beams and pointed out that the extension will be 600 meters of highway from six to eight lanes.
“The length of the flyover project (and its access ramps) in the San Juan Opico roundabout is 1.6 kilometers,” the official added.
At the same time, he detailede the project shows 20% progress, double what was scheduled according to the contractual data. “Today we start with the placement of nine concrete beams. We continue with other activities, such as the massive filling that is being carried out in the center of the sector and the paving”Rodriguez said.
For the construction of the project, the MOP has allocated $17 million; and at the same time it will connect with the construction of the Los Chorros project. “It is a complementary part of that mega-works, which is already in public tender”, assured the minister.
This overpass consists of two independent bridges with four lanes, two in each direction, with a single span of 33 meters and a total section of 23.2 meters. “We hope that in October we will have the four abutments finished (two per bridge)”, informed the head of the MOP.