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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.- The works to carry out the Jala-Puerto Vallarta highway that will reduce the road between Guadalajara and PV to 3 hours, are underway, and one of the aspects that highlights are the construction of tunnels to shorten the transfer time.
The tunnel “Guamuchil”, located at Riviera Nayarit will pass under hills full of jungle in the Sierra de Vallejo, and parallel to the curved line that federal highway 200 currently makes and takes time for all travelers.
The tunnel is now in advanced works, it will have ventilation and drainage systems, resulting in a engineering work with high safety standards. In this section there will also be other tunnels named “Bueyes”: 540 meters long and at the height of Sayulita access; as well as one that still missing a name, almost immediately from the Guamuchil area.
In addition, a bridge is also built at “Las Truchas”, is 300 meters long and 75 meters high in order to connect two ends of a straight line that crosses between two hills and crosses a ravine. Images obtained by Vallarta Opina from documents presented in the archives of the construction companies that participate in the work, shows the work that is done to make this highway possible.
The third stage of the project is concessioned to Grupo Carso and the delivery date is planned to be in October, 2020 but that appears unlikely with a 2021 or 2022 date now expected.