August 2019 is the new final date for the Jala-Puerto Vallarta highway to be completed with “the money for its conclusion already guaranteed”, said the Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Scatter
The stretch to Las Varas, Nayarit will be completed in August, assured the federal official “the following stretches of 90 kilometers in total, have had difficulties to have environmental permits and rights of way,” he admitted.
The holder of the SCT said that the investment of the concessionaire, work awarded to the consortium of businessman Carlos Slim, is totally committed and will not affect the change of sexennium at all.
“I think that, sensibly, in a year three months or a year four months, the construction company working at full speed, can finish it,” he said.
The following sections are the most complex, since different tunnels and structures must be made, explained Ruiz Esparza.
The highway will bring the state capital closer to its most important tourist destination, and has received numerous delays due to technical, financing, and even environmental reasons almost six years.