Final Inspection of Quality Conducted on the stretch Siguatepeque – Taulabé of the CA-5 North Highway



Siguatepeque.- After a year of having completed the improvement Works of the CA-5 North Highway on the stretch from Siguatepeque – Taulabé, representatives of the Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras, the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing, SOPTRAVI, Road Fund and representatives of ASTALDI as contractor of the executed works, as well as the Consortium DMJM Harris/Saybe y Asociados as supervisors, conducted the final quality inspection tour on that stretch of the road.

It was verified during the visit, that the Works continue to be in the same optimum conditions as when it was built; technicians were able to verify the condition of the reflective signalization placed at that time for the safe driving of vehicles at night.

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Representatives of the MCA - Honduras, Road Fund and SOPTRAVI, together with the contractor and supervisor during the inspection of the Works in the stretch Siguatepeque - Taulabé.

Reflective signalization placed allows safe driving at night.

In the Siguatepeque – Taulabé stretch 25.6 km of the CA-5 North Highway were improved and enhanced with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

This stretch of the road was enhanced to four lanes with a median at the Siguatepeque Boulevards and to three lanes in other sections of the road to allow vehicles overtaking in pronounced slopes.

Likewise, the seals of concrete joints were supervised, the rolling surface and signalization, all of it with the purpose of ensuring the quality of the road Works.

25.6 Km of the CA-5 North Highway were improved in the stretch Siguatepeque – Taulabé with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation through the Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras. Cement Concrete pavement of 23 cm thick was placed and the road, a total of 4 km was enhanced to four lanes with a median at the Siguatepeque Boulevard, and some sectors of the road were enhanced to three lanes to allow vehicles overtaking in pronounced slopes.

The city of Siguatepeque characterizes for being a gastronomic, agricultural, industrial and commercial area which has been benefitted with the enhancing of its boulevard to four lanes – formerly of two lanes only – improving safety and providing the area with a new image, which is consequent with the status of a tourism city visited by a significant number of national and foreign visitors.

Participating in the inspection tour were Máximo Mendoza, Roberto Inestroza and Juan Carlos Barahona on behalf of the Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras; Edgardo Varela from the Road Fund; María Eugenia Núñez from SOPTRAVI; Julio Gonzales from ASTALDI and Martin Orellana representing the supervising firm.

 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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