Chile’s US$500mn Santiago spend
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Chile's Public Works minister Laurence Golborne has announced plans to invest US$500million to improve roads in the eastern part of the capital Santiago.
The first of eight separate projects to ease traffic in that part of the city will begin in October, 2012. The works will include a tunnel under Mapoco River connecting Costanera Norte and the Central Motorway; two new bridges over Manquehue and Kennedy Avenue; and works on the La Concepcion exit.
The Perez Zujovic roundabout will be eliminated through works to start in March 2013. Other works will follow.