Bajadock: The alternate road has been in discussion/planning stage ever since December 28, 2013 Highway 1 collapse. Green route that is now a dirt road approximates the new alertanative road plan.
MEXICO CITY. – Despite the adverse economic environment and as a sign of commitment by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto with Baja California, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation will build an alternate route to the area of landslides scenic highway Tijuana-Ensenada.
This was announced by the federal Congresswoman Nancy Sánchez Arredondo, after recently meeting with Undersecretary of Infrastructure of that federal agency, Oscar Raul Callejo Ortiz, who confirmed that the budget allocated for this work to be initiated at the end of the first quarter of 2017, is about 2 billion pesos.
This new road should be completed before the end of the current federal administration, will ensure the safety of motorists traveling this important tourist route, which is seriously affected by being located in a highly seismic zone.
“Ensenada can not be held incommunicado and their development can be throttled, so that the Government of the Republic and the President himself Peña Nieto, attentive to this region of the country where the economy is growing and therefore requires safer roads, instructed the SCT to consider this important work in the course of next year, “he said.
The federal lawmaker said that according to the already authorized executive project, the alternative route will consist of a length of 23 kilometers and will cost 2 billion pesos, resources that will be funded by the National Infrastructure Fund.
According to the project, the route of the road as is currently be suspended at the height of Bajamar, where you have to turn left and surround the Cerro del Tigre to go to Ensenada.
As will be recalled, the December 28, 2013, a stretch of about 100 meters from the scenic road to Ensenada, collapsed as a result of fractures in this way, being in a seismic zone, and runoff water generated by heavy rains that season.
The road remained closed for almost a year for repair in a total length of 400 meters, in which about one billion pesos were invested, but various sectors and local authorities demanded the construction of an alternative way to consider this route as great danger to motorists.
They response to that request, President Enrique Peña Nieto in accordance with the SCT, Gerardo Ruiz, arranged include the construction of the alternative pathway in the 2017 work program, Congresswoman Sánchez Arredondo said.
Wednesday, Undersecretary of the SCT and federal legislator, met with managers and entrepreneurs of the construction of Ensenada, to whom were confirmed that the budget for this great work has already been authorized and has been scheduled for the year 2017.