Despite the abrupt pause that lasted more than 70 days in most of the day-to-day activities, the works to finish the Guadalajara – Puerto Vallarta highway never stopped, its workers continued at full speed making their way with heavy machinery and state-of-the-art engineering to through the jungle to connect the coast with the state capital.

The motorway is 93% complete, the missing section is just a section with large tunnels and bridges to circumvent the region’s mountainous terrain and think jungles, between Las Varas and Compostela. Project completion is projected for October of this year. Upon completion, this road will connect Puerto Vallarta with Guadalajara in just 2.5 hours.

The third and last stage is being built by Grupo Carso, it is 76 kilometers long, and it will integrate 3 tunnels, the largest of them 1,100 meters long, that is, with a length greater than that of the largest skyscraper in the world.

This is the “Guamuchil” tunnel, at the same name as the town of the same name on the Riviera Nayarit; This will pass under jungle-filled hills in the Sierra de Vallejo, and parallel to the curved line that Federal Highway 200 currently makes and takes time for all travelers.

The tunnel is right now in advanced works, it will have ventilation and drainage systems, resulting in spectacular engineering work with high safety standards. In this section, there will also be other tunnels: the “Bueyes”, 540 meters long, and at the height of the access to Sayulita; as well as one still without a name, almost immediately after the Guamuchil.

In addition, a gigantic bridge, “Las Truchas”, is also built, 300 meters long by 75 meters high, to connect two ends of a straight line that crosses between two hills and crosses a ravine. Images documents displayed in the files of the construction companies participating in the work, showing the pharaonic work being done to make this highway possible.


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