Design and Construction of the Extension to four lanes of the Central American Highway - Western section 02: Siquinalá– Cocales, Guatemala

The construction involved the extension of the existing cross-section to a type A paved cross-section with specifications from Guatemala’s Directorate General of Highways. The works included ensuring a service life of 20 years for the pavement structure; the reconstruction, expansion and new construction of the minor drainage system and major drainage system (bridges and vaults); as well as horizontal and vertical road markings for restrictive, preventive and informative purposes. Suitable works for environmental mitigation and all works deemed necessary to guarantee a fully functioning works project were also required.

The work was divided into two phases: The first phase involved a technical, economic and environmental assessment and detailed engineering design for the proposed section. The second phase involved the physical implementation of improvement and paving works on the section.

The project spans from the Station at km 83+000 at the fork road to Siquinalá, passing by the traffic distribution system in Camantulul - Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa until Cocales.

Client: Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing

Start date: 2006

End date: 2008