The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, started the works of reconstruction of road infrastructures in Bayahibe, with an investment of DR$52,946,746.
The intervention, which will comprise the reconstruction of about 11 road axes, divided into two zones within the municipality, will contribute to improve the connection between the various communities.
After appreciating the importance of the works, Minister Collado said that the interventions will turn Bayahibe into a model tourist destination in the country.
“These works are just the beginning of all that we have to turn this destination into a real model, because Bayahibe’s time has come”, he indicated.
In this sense, Ana Garcia Sotoca, president of Cluster Turistico Romana-Bayahibe, emphasized the impact which the works will have on this destination, which registers the highest occupation in the country.
The works will be in charge of the Executor Committee of Infrastructures in Tourist Zones (Ceiztur).
In addition to the streets to be renovated, in a total length of 3.5 kilometers, the project includes the reconstruction of the parking lot of the pier for Isla Saona, totally paved, in an area of 295 square meters.
Zones 1 and 2
Zone 1 to be intervened includes Franco Expósito Street and the street parallel to the aforementioned road, both of which connect to the town of Bayahibe from the main road.
Franco Expósito Street will be reconstructed in a length of 839 linear meters and a width of 6.00 meters; in addition to 3 connections, totaling 1,257 linear meters.
On the other hand, the street parallel to Franco Expósito will be intervened in a length of 449.41 linear meters with a width of 6.00 meters.
Zone 2 includes the reconstruction of the Isla Saona wharf parking lot; Juan Brito School Street; Paralela Manantial and Interconnection streets that will allow access to the main wharf area of Bayahibe.
The Juan Brito School Street includes the reconstruction of two road axes that give access to the referred school center of the community of Bayahibe, with a total length of 579.00 linear meters and a width of 5.30 meters.
Paralela Manantial Street, with a length of 40.0 linear meters, consists of the reconstruction of the road axis adjacent to the Manantial de la Muerte, located in the area of the springs of Bayahibe.
Meanwhile, the Interconnection Streets, located in the area of the photographic stop of the municipality, with access to the main pier area of the zone, will entail the readjustment of 360 linear meters of asphalt road.
The recovery of this road structure for Bayahibe will consist of the placement of a 2-inch asphalt wearing course, 2,590 linear meters of concrete shoulders and the construction of speed bumps for the correct flow of water, as well as signaling and lane division.