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The much anticipated overpass at the Puerto Peñasco – Sonoyta – Coastal Highway intersection just north of town was inaugurated on the afternoon of November 11th. The project represents an investment of 62 million pesos in federal funds, and aims to reduce accident risks at the intersection.
At the event, which was held at the base of the overpass itself, Mayor Kiko Munro stressed the importance of the structure and its purpose in reducing the number of fatal accidents that have occurred at the intersection in the past.
Munro recognized the infrastructure project had been pursued by the prior administration, with the then legislator Manlio Fabio Beltrones, which his administration followed-up with in order to complete the work prior to the scheduled deadline.
On behalf of the tourism sector, Leonardo Peralta Téllez, Administrator at the Sonoran Sun, emphasized this project will have a positive impact on the growing flow of tourists to the area in offering better safety right at the entrance to Puerto Peñasco
The overpass spans 575 lineal meters, offering paved entrance and exit lanes measuring 865 lineal meters, with LED lighting, curbs and signage.