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La Pera–Cuautla and Jala–Puerto Vallarta highways in Mexico

Current view of the La Pera – Cuautla road in Mexico.

Current view of the La Pera – Cuautla road in Mexico.

The National Development Plan 2013 – 2018 of the Mexican Federal Government sets out various objectives to achieve national prosperity, including several transport infrastructure and logistics projects that will increase the country’s productivity and open up new development opportunities for its people.

In this context, the Secretary for Communications and Transport has launched several national public tenders for freeways and highways and SENER has been awarded two of them: the coordination and site monitoring of the project to extend the La Pera – Cuautla freeway from kilometer 0 to kilometer 34.2, in the state of Morelos; and the review of the blueprint that will be used for the construction of the Jala – Puerto Vallarta highway, specifically for the Compostela II Intersection – Puerto Vallarta Beltway section, in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.

SENER will be carrying out the coordination and review of the project, as well as monitoring the work on site.

The La Pera – Cuautla freeway project consists in an increase from two to four and five lanes of traffic along a 27.2 km section, as well as the construction of side roads over a distance of 7 km, four intersections and two buildings, all in order to free up traffic traveling towards tourist and leisure destinations in the area. In total, this infrastructure will create more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs. SENER will be carrying out the coordination and review of the project, as well as monitoring the work on site. SENER’s main challenge lies in the topographical composition of the area where this road is to be built, as well as in embankment stability.

The Jala – Puerto Vallarta highway project involves reviewing the topographical and geotechnical work, as well as the terracing, paving, structures, signage, costs and budgets, and the challenging review of the structures planned for the road. The purpose of this highway is to give a boost to the tourism industry of Nayarita Riviera and Puerto Vallarta by halving the current journey time, thereby making these beach resorts more accessible to Mexican tourists. It will also benefit the 20 towns and villages along the route. The entire highway is due to be completed in 2017 and it will have four lanes of traffic.

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Scheme of the La Jala – Puerto Vallarta highway in Mexico. Construction works at the La Jala – Puerto Vallarta highway in Mexico.

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