One of the main bets of the Ministry of Public Works, is the construction of underpasses on a national scale to facilitate transfers, boost the economy and reduce transportation costs, such as fuel costs.
Therefore, the MOP will deliver 17 overpasses until 2023. One of them has already been completed and is located on Camino a Surf City. In addition, seven more will be built in the Metropolitan Area of San Salvador (AMSS). The first is being built on the Utila roundabout and is 24.6% complete. This project will have two piers with two columns on each of them, as well as two abutments: one at the entrance and one at the exit of the bridge. The investment is $6.3 million and will have three sections: the first is the access ramp from El Trébol to the Utila roundabout; the second is the deck of the bridge over the roundabout, and the third is the exit to the port of La Libertad, which directs those who drive from Santa Tecla along the South Boulevard and towards San Salvador.
The remaining six will be built and distributed at the Integration roundabout, Constitution Boulevard, the Tree of Peace roundabout, and the Far Brother monument.
On the Comalapa highway, the construction of one that will connect with the Litoral highway has already been completed. The work will improve road safety in the area and will shorten transfer times to the airport.
In addition, they will construct two overpasses that will form part of the Claudia Lars peripheral: one at the San Juan Opico bypass and another at the Sacacoyo bypass, both in the department of La Libertad.
In the west of the country, three more overpasses will be built: one in the Unicaes Santa Ana sector, another in the Metrocentro area and the other at kilometer 5 of the highway that leads to Acajutla.
Likewise, in the east of the country, the first overpass in the area is being built, in Quelepa, San Miguel, and is part of the Gerardo Barrios peripheral. A 17-kilometre complementary road will also be built in that area. In addition, two more projects will be built in the eastern zone: in the El Triángulo sector and in the roundabout known as Los Leones.
All the constructions have road safety elements, such as signage, and will also reduce vehicular traffic on different arteries of the country.