The Enriquillo neighborhood, on the south side of the Duarte highway, close to kilometer 9, began to change its environment with the demolition of more homes and businesses to make way for the exit of the tunnel of the line 2-C of the Santo Domingo Metro.
The demolition of the houses exposes one of the most suburban parts of the sector that can be seen from the Duarte highway. Rusty zinc roofed houses, alleyways and alleys, knotted wires that intersect contrast with some of the vigorous columns on which the rails for the run of the modern transport system will be supported.
Now the poverty of the sector is more visible, the marginality hidden for years for many users of the Duarte highway. There are still some buildings standing, but marked for destruction, while owners wait to conclude the negotiation process, in some cases mandatory, imposed by the authorities.
It is the exit point of the tunnel of about 800 meters that is being built and that will connect the aerial part of the Metro that ends at the entrance to Los Alcarrizos. At present, work is being done on the movement of earth to condition the land, which, in addition to the Metro space, will serve for a marginal that will extend up to 7.3 kilometers from the work.
There are at least four fronts in which continuous work is being done to advance the project that is projected to be in operation in 2024. In other spaces, work is also being done on the erection of columns, such as kilometer 13, where the Metro is located. it would rise above the bridge of Prolongación 27 de Febrero avenue. Here the tallest paired columns of the entire route are built.
Almost half a kilometer from the place and in the direction of Los Alcarrizos, other columns are already ready to receive the beams through which the Metro wagons will run. While, in this municipality, which is the section that presents the greatest progress, the installation of the arches that will cover the last station of line 2-C can already be seen.
In some sections, the construction of columns is done in places without evacuation, with businesses a short distance from the works. The authorities of the Office for the Reordering of Transportation (Opret), the entity in charge of the works, have not reported whether the negotiation process with all the owners of the land that would be affected was concluded.