The segment is 8.16 kilometers long and is one of the most interesting of the entire work (which extends to the tunnel that connects Cacheuta and Potrerillos), because that is where the area that has experienced the greatest population growth in Greater Mendoza in the last twenty years is located: Chacras de Coria, Vistalba, Carrodilla, La Puntilla, Vertientes del Piedemonte, Las Compuertas and neighboring areas, whose inhabitants have Route 82 as their backbone.
In said segment of the Pan-American Highway, As of Monday 17, the first detour of the work will take place, which will include users who usually travel from north to south between the entrance to Colegio San Jorge and the Cerro Alto neighborhood.. While Users traveling from south to north will be able to do so along the middle of the road which will be enabled.
Mario Isgró, Minister of Planning and Public Infrastructure of the Province, stated: “We are starting the year with a greater movement of workers and machinery in the second stage of the work. The section has an investment of 3,900 million pesos, registers an advance of 8% and represents a source of employment for more than 150 people“.
“The work takes place within the stipulated deadlines and has a series of incorporated modifications with the aim of optimizing each sector. Work is currently being carried out to relocate power lines, gas lines and other services,” said Osvaldo Romagno.li, administrator of Provincial Roads, entity that developed the project in its entirety.
Benefits of the works on the Pan-American Highway
- End the loss of time and money caused by the current traffic congestion and the poor condition of the road.
- End clandestine exits to the route and have adequate infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Have new, agile and efficient intersections designed to provide security and prioritize the entire sector.
- Have better access to frontage properties and connections designed to overcome current urban fragmentation.
- Reduce operating costs derived from current saturation and road accidents.
- Optimize connectivity with Cacheuta, Potrerillos and the bi-oceanic corridor.
- Reduce the time of the routes that currently take place through the Western Cordon of Greater Mendoza.
- Continue with the social, economic and tourist development generated from the reconnection of the Cacheuta and Potrerillos localities.
- Having an axis adapted to the current and future vehicular flows within an area in constant real estate expansion.
- Grant all the inhabitants of Mendoza a hierarchy route directly related to the international tourist image of the province.