ANI Announces Completion of La Pintada-Medellin Highway Upgrades
Colombia’s national infrastructure agency (Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura, ANI) announced December 5 that upgrades to the existing, two-lane highway between the southern Medellin suburb of Primavera and the municipality of La Pintada (adjacent to the Cauca River) have now been completed.
This 54-kilometers-long upgrade -- part of the “Conexion Pacifico 2” highway project -- is the first of five major “fourth generation” (4G) highways in Antioquia scheduled for completion over the next five years, according to ANI.
The upgrades included asphalt milling and repaving as well as construction of retention walls in “critical points,” according to ANI.
The project also includes continuing 24-hours/day emergency and vehicle breakdown services, the agency added.
The “Pacifico 2” Project covers a total of 97.8 kilometers, with a budget of approximately COP$1.3 trillion (US$428 million), acccording to ANI.
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