Traffic in Panama City

Minister of Public Works Asks For Patience With Road Projects

Thursday, December 30 2010 @ 10:02 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
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Panama’s Public Works Minister, Federico Suarez, said this morning that in mid-2011 the public could feel the incidence and impact of the construction of many public works projects in the capital of Panama City. According to Suárez, this situation will be monitored, as they have a schedule of projects. “We will not be letting contracts for the construction of three intersections at the same time,” he said. However, when speaking to TVN news Suarez recommended that the public should remain patient in order to avoid accidents that worsen the traffic situation.
When speaking about the issue of the Centennial Bridge, the minister said next week they would be meeting with the company in charge of the repairs, Constructora Urbana S. A., to determine a definitive solution to the problems which have effected the access road to the bridge on five different occasions. When asked about the responsibility for the damages, Suarez said “I do not like to speculate, nor create morbidity with something so serious because the prestige of a company with a great experience is at stake.” (La Prensa)

Editor’s Comment: Traffic in Panama City is going to be a complete and total clusted starting shortly. The MOP is going to be building several major new overpasses all over the city to help ease the flow of traffic, in places like the intersection of Calle 50 and Via Brazil, and Via Brazil with Via España, for example. At the same time construction will be starting on the Metro Subway System, part of which includes an underground segment that will run right down Via España. You know it’s going to be bad if the MOP is already asking for patience, and they haven’t even started working yet. I’m going to buy an electric motorized bicycle so I can specialize in going places where cars can’t.

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