CAYEY – The mayor of Cayey, Rolando Ortiz Velázquez, denounced this Wednesday that the state highways in that municipality are in a state of “disaster” and called on the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP), Carlos Contreras Aponte, to Comply with your obligation to maintain the taxiways.
“In the Municipality we have been providing maintenance to municipal roads, but we do not have the resources to attend to state roads,” said the former president of the Association of Mayors of Puerto Rico in written statements.
Ortiz Velázquez reported that the state roads most affected are PR 170 in the Canteras area, various sections of PR 1 and PR 14, by the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey.
The Mayor said the increase in vehicular crashes is due to the holes and the lack of pruning of the roadsides.
Ortiz Velázquez pointed out that the government constantly announces an alleged capital improvement program that reaches an investment that exceeds 1,500 million dollars, which includes the Abriendo Caminos project, which was inaugurated by the previous Governor, with an investment of 652 million dollars in reconstruction. of roads, including pavements, road safety, signage, among others.
“In this four-year period, the Central Government has deprived the municipalities of 350 million dollars in resources and the situation has become unsustainable. This affects the safety of the highways and the increase in complaints from citizens regarding damage to automobiles ”, concluded Ortiz Velázquez.