New bridges are built on Highway CA-5 North

Amarateca, Francisco Morazán. - The expansion of Highway CA-5 North requires the construction of new bridges in order to span rivers in the area between Tegucigalpa - Valley of Comayagua, where the road will be widened to four lanes.

Four bridges are being built in this section of road, all with modern construction features and specifications for these types of projects, ensuring their quality and durability.

The bridges under construction are: the Jicaral Bridge spanning Rio La Presa, the Zambrano Bridge, the bridge over Rio Frio and the bridge spanning Río del Hombre.

Also along this section and at the request of residents, businesses and maquilas found along this road, 10 pedestrian bridges will be built so pedestrians can move freely, reducing the risk for residents of nearby communities who have to travel to their jobs and schools every day.


Improvement and expansion of Highway CA-5 North includes construction of four bridges.

Bridge over Rio del Hombre

Bridge over Rio La Presa

Bridge over Río Zambrano.

Bridge over Río Frio.

Four bridges are being built along a 57.6 km section and work has advanced significantly to date.

These bridges will be located at strategic locations where their placement is made necessary due to heavy pedestrian traffic in those areas. The selected locations are El Carrizal, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, replacing the existing bridge at that site; La Cuesta I and II; San Miguel Arcangel neighborhood; El Durazno Sentry Point; La Joya neighborhood; at the entrance to the National Penitentiary; Tamara, across the street from the maquilas; Divina Providencia neighborhood; and across the street from the 21 de Octubre School.

The improvement and expansion of 107.2 km of Highway CA-5 North benefits owners and drivers of the 4.3 million vehicles that circulate annually on this road. Once this project is completed, travel times will be reduced and road safety will increase, facilitating competitiveness and generating economic growth in the country.


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