On December 31, 2021, The Chilean Ministry of Public Works published one of the last calls for bids before closing 2021, corresponding to the modernization and improvement of the current Route 68. The 140.7 km project will connect the municipalities of Santiago, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar and has a budget of approximately US $ 1.2 billion – the highest amount ever in a call for bids under Sebastián Piñera’s administration. The receipt of offers is scheduled for December 2, 2022, and the award of the work should be carried out in mid-2023. Construction is expected to begin in 2026, with lane expansions, service roads, bridges, tunnels and a new two-lane reversible road. The final project is expected to serve a monthly average of 7,700 people.
Authors: Oscar Aitken, Juan Pablo Stitchkin, Felipe Moro, Jaime Carey, Jr.
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