Minister Deligne Ascención reported that this year Public Works will begin the extension of the old Mella highway to San Pedro de Macorís, as well as the connection of Charles de Gaulle avenue, from the Sabana Perdida crossing to La Victoria, and a new highway that will connect the Monseñor Nouel and Sánchez Ramírez provinces.
These projects are part of the National Plan for Road Transformation, Investment in Roads and Public Infrastructures in the Dominican Republic, which will be developed by the current government management through the MOPC. Said plan was presented to the registration of the Dominican College of Engineers, Architects and Surveyors (CODIA) in a keynote address given by the engineer Ascención.
He explained that Public Works has in the pipeline for this year the implementation of a vast road infrastructure construction plan that will positively impact the entire national geography. “The government will work on a large-scale plan that will transform the Dominican Republic’s road system, bringing solutions to those places with high saturation in vehicular traffic,” he said.
Ascención said that these works represent an investment of more than 50 billion pesos to be invested in the 32 provinces, and that more than 500 projects will be developed, including 13 new ones.
He announced that more than 1,500 kilometers of roads, streets, avenues and highways will be built, already designed and budgeted, as well as 55 bridges and culverts, designed, budgeted and in the contracting process.
Among those works, the official highlighted the construction of 12 beltways that will connect large and small cities, as well as the extension of roads in the capital, the Santo Domingo and Santiago provinces, and other important points in the country.