Road Improvements Continue in Mexico
The States of Chihuahua and Sinaloa continued with aggressive improvements to the La Entrada al Pacifico Corridor in Mexico, along with various connectivity projects that will benefit the corridor and surrounding rural communities. Some of these improvements include:
- Expansion of Bridge between Aldama and the City of Chihuahua from 2 lanes to 4 lanes
- Paving of 2 miles of new roadway between San Rafael and Bahuichivo
- Paving of 20 miles of new roadway from the La Entrada Corridor connecting to the community of Basaseachi
- Paving of 1.5 miles of new roadway from the La Entrada corridor to Sisoguichi
- Construction of rural roadway from Bahuichivo through Cerocahui to Urique
In addition, there were also notable improvements to roadways between Chihuahua City and the Cities of Delicias and Parral. These improvements are expected to improve mobility in the state and allow better access to the corridor for businesses in Delicias and Parral.
In the State of Sinaloa, improvements to the La Entrada Corridor included:
- Widening of the highway from San Blas to El Fuerte to 40 feet, including 12 foot lanes and 8 foot shoulders
- Widening of 5 miles of highway from El Fuerte to Choix to 40 feet in 2009, with another 5 miles scheduled for widening in 2010
In addition, approximately $22 million (USD) have been allocated for construction of paved roadway from Choix to the Sinaloa/Chihuahua State Line. These funds will fund the half of the remaining 30 miles of roadway needed to complete the Sinaloa side of the project through the Copper Canyon.