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The MTOP advances with the multi-million dollar works on Route 9 between Maldonado and Rocha

The MTOP advances with the multi-million dollar works on Route 9 between Maldonado and Rocha
The MTOP advances with the multi-million dollar works on Route 9 between Maldonado and Rocha

He Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) continues to advance with the multi-million dollar road works on 197 kilometers of route 9 between the departments of Maldonado and Rochawhich involved an investment of 300 million dollars during the current government administration

He interim minister of MTOP, Juan Jose Olaizolaexplained in recent days that the project involved double track works on 197 kilometers of the route (between Bread of sugar and Rocha) and on 30 bridges, of which about 22 were new constructions, and 8 were adapted to the current characteristics of the route.

“The route undoubtedly has a decisive influence on the production of the eastern region of the country,” said Olaizola in reference to the transport of the rice and the beefthe main products exported from the department of Rocha.

Likewise, Olaizola highlighted the impact that the double lane of Route 9 will have on the country’s tourism, as it will facilitate mobility between the main resorts in the country. Uruguay.

“(The work) is progressing in the percentages of work that were planned,” said Olaizola, who explained that at the same time “different complaints and requests from some producers and residents” of the area have been taken into account during the work on the route.

“We see the work progressing and surely before the second half of the year we will be able to inaugurate an important section of this route, the Pan de Azúcar section.Rocha“, he continued. “If there are no problems, the entire work could be finished by the beginning of next semester,” he said.

The government accelerates work on internal routes in Rocha

In turn, Olaizola toured with the National Director of Roads, Hernan Cigandathe works that are being carried out on the internal routes of RochaThere, about five stretches of Route 16, located between 13 and 14, are undergoing a double bituminous treatment with two culverts. “It is almost finished,” said Olaizola.

At the same time, 40 kilometers of asphalt pavement with a cemented base are being built on Route 14, from the La Coronilla resort to the city of Lascano, and in the border city of Chuy Construction is underway on a truck parking lot, a project scheduled to be completed in 3 months and which will be part of the 42 parking lots of this type installed throughout the country.

Source: Ambito

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