The President begins work to expand the San Isidro Highway
President Louis Abenadir gave the first word on Thursday to begin expansion work on Coronel Rafael Fernández Domínguez Street, commonly known as the San Isidro Highway.
The project envisages the construction of two new lanes to increase the road capacity from two to four lanes in each direction of traffic, with an investment of R $ 800 million, of which 600 million Saudi riyals will be included in this year’s budget.
The municipalities express their happiness with this announcement and hope that the road will be completed in the promised time, as the lack of sidewalks and an island to cross safely from one side to the other has been a problem that has plagued it for years. . Esther Ramirez, was preparing to cross the aforementioned street with two children when Listen Diario’s reporters asked her opinion about the president’s announcement, confirming that it was something they had been waiting for for a long time.
Juan Heredia, a resident of condominiums on the San Isidro highway, was happy as he confirmed that there are many accidents that happen daily at the place.
“Many accidents happen here, and there are no sidewalks and pedestrian bridges, in addition to many accidents due to discomfort in the street,” he said.
The intervention will take place on the road from Charles de Gaulle to San Isidro Air Force Base, which includes 5.13 kilometers of an additional turnoff lane at intersections.
The Minister of Public Works, Delaine Ascension, confirmed that the occupied areas will be restored and that at the end of the work, the municipalities will be able to walk on the sidewalks without having to put their lives at risk.
The official announced that the avenue will be designed to install the VTR rapid transit system. The minister confirmed that work will culminate in the end of 2022.
Ascensión ensured that in the next few days they would launch other businesses that would benefit the citizens of Santo Domingo Este. Physical work includes carrying out excavation and asphalt bedding.