The Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez Herrera, accompanied by the director of the Road Conservation Fund (Fovial), Alex Beltrán, the mayor of Santa Ana, Gustavo Acevedo, and deputies from the Cyan caucus for the department, gave the order to start the construction of the overpass in the San José María Escrivá de Balaguer roundabout, which will speed up vehicular traffic in the area, which connects with the highway to Metapán and the old street to San Salvador.
The works will have an investment of $13 million and will consist of the construction of an overpass of more than 250 meters in length with four lanes, which will connect the Nicolás Salume boulevard with the street towards Metapán, a level crossing that is the current roundabout , and an underpass, which will serve motorists coming from the southeast sector and heading towards 25th Avenue South.
In addition, the minister stated that additional work will be done, such as the expansion of four lanes of 200 meters of street from the roundabout to the old highway to San Salvador, four bays for bus stops, and a pedestrian walkway.
According to the projections, the work will be completed in 12 months and, according to the authorities, this work will eliminate the vehicular congestion problems that are currently generated in this area, where a daily average of 30,000 vehicles pass, according to the registry of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT).
This is the first overpass to be built in Santa Ana, but the Ministry is also designing a second overpass, which will be built in the Monseñor Romero roundabout sector.