Another stretch of the Puerta de Hierro highway in Colombia, known as Functional Unit 2 (UF2), is now operational. Responsible for developing the project is the concessionaire, Montes de María, owned 100% by Sacyr Concessions.
The new section runs between El Carmen de Bolívar, Carreto and Cruz del Viso and features 65 km of reconditioned surface, in addition to the 84 km from UF3 that opened to traffic in June 2020; in total: 150 km of improved roadway.
At the opening ceremony, Colombian president, Iván Duque, remarked that the corridor means “competitiveness, connectivity, and opportunity” for the area.
“Improving the existing road reduces travel times, increases road safety, and enhances the region’s development,” notes Adriana Rivera, general manager of Montes de María.
“This section used to have very narrow stretches with many curves, which was risky for drivers. The work carried out included widening the road and fixing both horizontal and vertical curves, among other things,” she adds.