guadalajara.vallarta highway

Long road to completing the Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta Highway

The project that began four years ago to connect Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta has finally picked up steam after environmental and budget concerns.

The highway is expected to be completed in December 2017 with an inaugurate in early 2018, according to the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Bernardo Gutierrez Navarro.

The Secretary of Tourism of Jalisco, Enrique Ramos Flores mentioned that there have been several delays in the process caused by budget cuts and complications in preserving natural areas.

Flores said recently a national cut of $12 million pesos in the expenditure budget was done, and noted the complexity of the work and passing through the mountainous area of ​​the Sierra de Vallejo, listed as part of the jaguar reserve area.

The new highway is expected to cut travel time from Guadalajara to Bucerías by 50%, currently a 5 hour trip that will be reduced to 2.5 – 3 hours.

The delegate from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Roberto Medrano said that this is the first highway in Mexico that has used such tough regulations to preserve the wildlife along the route.

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    1. No travel concerns between PV and GDL. I have driven between the two cities for a decade, they have always been safe. Most areas of concern in the state of Jalisco are in the northeast borders.

      1. Valdimar Huerta

        Do not miss the oportunity of tra el in this route,it holds some breath taking vistas.Be sure to allow time to visit places Like Tepic capital of Nayarit,Jala and it’s Bacilica along with its Volcano Ceberoco,It is also known for its giant corn registered world record holding largest ear of corn !Guinesses book of records! Although it has many other sights it’s Basilica is astonishing and a must see!Jala although not a present day Pueblo Magic was once one losing its d3signation due to some unfortunate politicing, remains a gem!
        Just down the road in Xland del Rio are the ruins fromthoasands of years ago then future to Magdalena city of opals of coarse 20 minutes away Tequila,you cannot travel to Quad without a stop in Tequila,be carefull of the busses as they are difficult to catch to be dropped in this town!

      1. Valdimar Huerta

        No actually the road from Jala to Compestella is nearing completion with only finishing touches to go as I have traveled it a few times! Actually the hyway bypasses Compestela by about 12 klms they are at the present time building the connector to Compestela that will eventually be the freeway to tepic!
        The road now is 95% complete to Mazatan and the development of hyway between Mazatan and the next excit or connector to 200 will be near Los Varas or actually near El Capomo. Agian off the 200 hyway,
        I have traveled this area extensively in 4 by 4 and have to some degree saw where the actually road is heading!Many bridges and tunnels yet to be constructed and some incredible engineering to complete! They may be a bit optomistic about the completion date as it has been change several times in the past ,there is little doubt in my mind Dec 2017 is very optimistic, but beuno suerte,this road will be similar to the road after Magdalena where it hits the moantians to Xland del Rio. A difficult stretch.

    1. Valdimar Huerta

      The freeway that is being built now will have an exit at Compestela and eventually the connector a d free will also be built to Tepic from there as well ,this is well into the future early to mid 2020s

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