Construction work is now recommencing on a series of road projects in Panama. However, work on a major bridge project has now been delayed.
Improvements to the Puente de Las Americas-Arraijan road are costing US$500 million and when this work is complete it will feature four lanes in either direction. Work is underway again on the the Gualaca-Chiriqui Grande road. The upgrades to this route will improve transport between Panama’s Chiriqui Province and Bocas del Toro Province.
Widening and upgrading for the La Concepcion-Cuesta de Piedra-Volcan road has also recommenced. This road project is costing over $84 million.
But the construction work on the $1.42 billion fourth bridge spanning the Panama Canal has now been delayed. It will get underway in the December 2020-April 2021 period. The work on the new bridge was intended originally to start in the first quarter of 2020.
The project is being carried out by a consortium called Consorcio Panama Cuarto Puente (CPCP), which comprises China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).