Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced laid the foundation stone for a project to build a T-intersection, also known as the cemí intersection, between the PR-2 and PR-650 highways in Arecibo.
According to the governor, the change will offer greater safety to drivers who have to make a turn at the intersection.
“As all of Puerto Rico knows, in addition to working so that we have a modern and high-quality road infrastructure, we take safety for drivers and pedestrians as the highest priority. This project for geometric improvements in this intersection seeks, precisely, to provide Arecibo and all citizens of other towns who pass through this area, a safer intersection, which dramatically reduces the possibility of accidents, ”said Vázquez Garced.
The governor celebrated that the project can be carried out without the need to relocate families or businesses, thanks to the use of a right-of-way for the existing roads.
The engineer Rosana M. Aguilar Zapata, executive director of the Highways and Transportation Authority (ACT), explained that the project entails the project work that will extend for $ 1.5 kilometers, between kilometer marks 67.40 and 68.90 of PR-2, and will include the construction of the cemí and the installation of a new traffic light system.
He assured that there would also be a resurfacing “with high quality asphalt”, pavement marking, labeling, installation of safety barriers and cleaning of storm drainage structures.
The investment for this project is $ 706,019. The works will be in charge of the contractor Obratec General Contractor, Inc. The project will generate 18 direct, indirect and induced jobs.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, it was also announced that the government promised to make repairs on the PR-650 highway as well.