The Circunvalación may be blocked off due to a washout, but transport officials are going ahead with plans for another traffic overpass there.
The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad said that design work on the Paso Ancho overpass will begin shortly. The design crew has six months to complete the job, and then construction will be 14 more months, officials said.
The project is identical to the one at San Sebastian, near the Walmart store. There has been a sustained effort to eliminate the traffic circle bottlenecks on the highway. The Paso Ancho circle is also called the Rotunda de Guacamaya because the large auto supply store of that name dominates the southern half of the intersection.