Public Works to complete beach access road after more than 40 years under construction

After more than 40 years under construction, the Punta Rucia-Puerto Plata highway will be built and delivered to the community in the next few months, informed the Minister of Public Works and Communications, Deligne Ascención.

He explained that the road starts in Villa Elisa, on the Duarte highway, Montecristi up to La Ensenada beach in Puerto Plata and comprises a stretch of 23 kilometers, of which 14 are built in asphalt. The remaining slopes will be graded and then the first layer of asphalt will be applied.

The work was started during the 12 years of Joaquín Balaguer 1966-1978 and was not finished during the following mandates of Antonio Guzmán, Jorge Blanco, Joaquín Balaguer, Leonel Fernández, Hipólito Mejía and Danilo Medina, according to the historical records of the residents of the place.

Ascención said that the road will be fundamental because it will strengthen the northern part of Puerto Plata, the tourism of Cayo Arena, Punta Rucia, La Ensenada, and also serves as a means of communication with Santiago, the Northwest Line, Valverde, and Montecristi.

He added that stabilization works are currently being carried out, consisting first in the construction of some sidewalks inside the slope, due to the erosion and conditions of the terrain.

He said that rains are scarce in the area, but when they occur there could be landslides that will affect the road, which will preserve the mountain side, the road and above all the people who travel there.

Source: Arecoa.com

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