Travel time reduced as result of enhancement of highway CA-5 North



While progressing with works for widening and enhancing works of Highway CA-5 North, some strategies to reduce travel time in this road are being implemented.

In order to provide a quick and efficient solution, the following measures are being applied:

*Incorporating two transit policemen at different check-points to control those drivers not respecting the warning sign and that, by creating a double line, obstruct the path of vehicles coming in the opposite direction.
*Avoiding having many stretches open at the same time.
*Publishing ads in newspapers and spots in radio stations
*Distributing informative material to drivers

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the measures being adopted by contractors and supervisors are undoubtedly contributing to improve the traffic flow.

Miguel Coello “We travel once a month and I consider this is an excellent and constructive measure. We employ less time, they work at night, and one can tell that there is adequate coordination”.

José Antonio Cruz “I find it excellent. The lines are not as slow and we can move forward”.

Jorge Posadas “As bus driver, I find it excellent, one can move forward and avoids being late, everything is getting better, more peaceful and the work is evident.

Compared to previous situations, the measures being adopted by contractors and supervisors are undoubtedly contributing to improve the traffic flow and to reduce in 25% the waiting time, which represents a little more than the original three and a half hours travel time of the trip from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula.

The goal of the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras is to reduce travel costs and to connect markets in order to generate economic growth.

Below, some opinions from drivers using Highway CA-5 North: (see photographs with testimonials)

 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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