Damaged section of Mascota to Puerto Vallarta highway will reopen in June

The section of the Mascota to Puerto Vallarta highway that was damaged last year by landslides after the rainy season will be opened again in June.

Netzahualcóyotl Ornelas Plascencia, head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP), said that the opening of the section, which covers from kilometer 45 to 60, would be completed when the first universities go on vacation.

“Last year we received 15 kilometers of road damage from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta, mainly from San Sebastian del Oeste to Las Palmas, from kilometer 45 to 60, the road was practically destroyed and we had to rehabilitate those 15 kilometers and also to do a bridge with a length of 128 meters, where almost a whole hill disappeared and with it the road and then there was the need to make a bridge,” said Ornelas Plascencia.

The works were delayed because they had to build the bridge for which a tender was launched, and the road was cleaned and rehabilitated in the 15 kilometers affected.

“Around day 20 (of May) we will have to finish the bridge, but logically the road can not be opened until all the 15 kilometers are concluded”, said the secretary.

He added that the bridge will be finished by then, but it will be until the first half of June, between 10 and 12, that the lanes would be open.

“Therefore those who go to the tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta or the mountain destination like San Sebastian or Mascota, and from June 10 or 12 can do so with all the peace of these repaired stretches,” he said.


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