President Alberto Fernández and Governor Axel Kicillof today led the announcement of the restart of works to convert routes 11 and 56, part of the Atlantic Corridor, into semi-highways, used by millions of motorists in the summer season to go to and from the Coast.
The event took place at the Olivos Residence, where the Minister of Public Works, Gabriel Katopodis, was also present, while the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Services of Buenos Aires, Agustín Simone, and the general administrator of National Roads, Gustavo Arrieta, participated by videoconference.
Last Wednesday, the Nation and the Province signed the agreement for the completion of the aforementioned transformation works on the highway, in three sections, for a total investment of around 5 billion pesos.
The reactivation of the works, paralyzed since September 2019, are scheduled for the month of November and include improvements in the General Conesa-San Clemente del Tuyú and San Clemente del Tuyú-Mar de Ajó sections, on route 11, and General Conesa -General Madariaga on route 56.
The first of the segments is in a 77% state of execution, it will work on 58 kilometers, it is expected to be completed in June 2021 and it anticipates an investment of $ 1,546 million.
The second of the sections, advanced by 81%, includes an investment of $ 1,034 million, consists of 37 kilometers of work and the estimated completion period is six months.
While the third of the planned works, on Route 56, is 75% advanced, it will be executed over a total of 62 kilometers and is expected to be ready in September of next year, with an initial investment of $ 2.489 million.
These are two routes that in the summer season register a very high level of vehicular traffic of tourists that go to the Partido de la Costa (mostly through route 11) and to Pinamar and Villa Gesell, by route 56.