This Tuesday, November 22, a second closure will take place on the North Road, on the road that connects the city of Barranquilla to the municipality of Puerto Colombia, to continue the work of the Parrish School until the roundabout of the Jardines del Cemetery Recuerdo.
The closure is due to the “Gran Vía” project, which provides for the construction of 3.55 kilometers of two-lane and three-lane road, a cycle path, a pedestrian area and two overpasses or depressions: one at the height of the Universidad del Norte and another in Le Champ shopping center.
Atlantic Department Infrastructure Secretary Nury Logreira explained that the old causeway will be demolished and excavations will begin in 500 linear meters, which added to the first 160 linear meters started 21 days ago , gives 660 meters of intervention. .
“To carry out the work, the road will be closed and deviations that will generate changes in mobility. A countercurrent is maintained on the southern carriageway to guarantee connectivity and access to the various properties that this corridor has,” the official added.
Three roundabouts will be built (Universidad del Norte, Le Champ and Universidad del Atlántico), three new cycle-pedestrian bridges (Colegio Sagrado Corazón, Colombo Americano and Universidad del Atlántico), urban planning and landscaping works, Led lights and electrical networks in the critical points and telecommunications will be underground.
Regarding the works, the departmental authorities assured that they are progressing at full speed and that the objective of the project is to connect Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia.
“A project that will promote tourism development, connectivity and competitiveness in the Atlantic,” said Governor Elsa Noguera.
The president of the department added that in order to carry out the work, lane closures and diversions are necessary, which will cause changes in mobility on the southern route, in the direction Puerto Colombia – Barranquilla. Currently, a countercurrent is maintained on the southern carriageway to ensure connectivity and access to the various properties that this corridor has.
“This project that our department deserves and which will promote tourism development, connectivity and competitiveness in the Atlantic,” said the governor.
The project started last Wednesday, November 2 and was presented officially to the community on September 22 of this year; In the presentation of the project were the mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo; Atlantic Governor Elsa Noguera; the mayor of the municipality of Puerto Colombia, Wilman Vargas; the secretary of Atlántico Infrastructure, Nury Logreira, and the inter-union president of Camacol, Jorge Segebre.
“The great Gran Vía project that will connect Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia has begun, after the signing of the act of initiation on September 14 and the completion of the stage of socialization with the community in the area of influence. It will be 3.55 kilometers that will promote tourism development, connectivity and competitiveness of the Atlantic, with an investment of 208,000 million pesos. The work will begin in the next few days, along with the management and acquisition of the property,” said the governor of the department of Atlántico, Elsa Noguera.
At that time, the Secretary of Infrastructure also explained that for its construction, the project was designed as an urban road and was divided into two functional units.
The first functional unit was awarded to the Barranquilla Road Consortium. “This phase begins at the Circunvalar and ends at the entrance to Club Campestre. For its construction, 100,000 million pesos will be invested, which have been contributed by Invías,” the official said.