Chilean highway upgrade planned

A key Chilean highway upgrade is being planned.
Road Structures / January 13, 2022 30 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The tender process is opening for the contract to improve the highway linking Chile’s capital with two key ports – image courtesy of © Tifonimages, Dreamstime.com
The tender process is opening for an important highway upgrade project in Chile. Route 68 connects the Chilean capital, Santiago, with the key coastal cities of Valparaiso ad Vina del Mar. Upgrading the highway would help boost transport efficiency between the Chilean capital and two key port cities.

The 105km stretch of highway carries a heavy traffic loading, with around 37.5 million vehicles having used the route between the start of January and the end of November in 2021. The route does carry considerable numbers of heavy vehicles carrying goods to and from the two ports.

Improving the route would help deliver a major boost for Chile’s economy. The work is expected to cost in the region of US$1.2 billion to carry out.