Sacyr Concessions has been awarded the concession of the project to improve Route 66 in Chile, known as “El Camino de la Fruta”, which involves upgrading the access route to the country’s two most important ports, Valparaíso and San Antonio, both located in the Region of Valparaíso. This project requires an investment of US$ 575 million (approximately € 519 million).
The work on the 142 km-long highway will benefit the residents of the towns of Malloa, San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, Peumo, Las Cabras, San Pedro, Santo Domingo and San Antonio, through which the road passes, and will contribute to generating fluid traffic conditions for trucks traveling to the Port of San Antonio.
To connect these areas, the route features multi-level intersections, the upgrading of the existing highway structures and road surfaces, third lanes in specific stretches, drainage work, signage and road safety measures, lighting, overhead walkways, stopping points, cycle paths and main toll stations, among others.
Sacyr Concessions in Chile
With this project, Sacyr Concessions now has 11 concessional assets in the country: five highways under operation, which total 701 kilometers; the Hospital in Antofagasta, with 671 beds; El Tepual airport in Puerto Montt and Arica airport; the Los Vilos-La Serena highway, which is currently under development; and the Américo Vespucio Oriente (AVO I) highway in Santiago.
Sacyr’s subsidiary operates in 10 countries in Europe and Latin America, and has 45 backlog assets. The total investment managed by the concessionaire is 13,400 million euros, and its future income backlog totals 30,345 million euros.