New Colombian highway planned

A new Colombian highway project is being planned.
Road Structures / July 27, 2020 20 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Colombia is planning a major new highway project - image © courtesy of Wollertz, Dreamstime.com

A new high link is being planned in Colombia. The proposed route will run some 1,490km, linking Valle del Cauca, Tolima, Vichada and Meta.

Given its length, it is no surprise that the project will be costly. The work comes with the estimated price tag of US$8.24 billion.

However, building the route is expected to provide an economic boost to agriculture and transport, outweighing the cost of its construction. The payback time in terms of more jobs and improved economic activity is expected to be comparatively rapid.