The Undersecretary of Infrastructure, Jess Felipe Verdugo López, oversees the development of four of the main federal works in the state of Baja California: the Chapultepec-Maneadero highway section; the Can del Matadero tunnel; the Elevated Viaduct; and the Otay II Garita.
Two of these works, carried out by SICT: Chapultepec-Maneadero and the Can del Matadero tunnel, will require an investment of approximately 900 million pesos.
These projects are of great importance for the Government of Mexico because they benefit Baja Californians because they will improve the productive, commercial, touristic, and vehicular activity of the region by encouraging a greater flow of travelers in the region.
Together with the general director of the SICT Center of Baja California, Rigoberto Villegas Montoya, the undersecretary of infrastructure oversees the modernization works of the Chapultepec-Maneadero highway section in the town of Ensenada. Work has so far registered an increase of 75%.
With an investment of 853.2 million pesos, it will benefit 470,000 residents, and approximately 40,000 vehicles per day are the average traffic on this road. In addition, it will promote tourism, fishing, agriculture, and trade activities in the region, as it is an area of export products.
This road infrastructure will reduce the number of accidents and travel time for people living south of Ensenada.
The modernization of the Chapultepec-Maneadero section consists of widening from 12 to 22 meters to create 3 traffic lanes in each direction of the 6.2-kilometer highway, as well as the construction of 3 bridges: San Carlos, Chapultepec, and Sin Nombre.
Work is currently underway to place the concrete and build a solid wall. Work began in October 2021.
FROM THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
Verdugo López also visited the construction of the Can del Matadero tunnel, located in the municipality of Tijuana, which aims to optimize the flow and evacuation capacity of storm water in the area.
The work is being done to solve the landslide on the embankment located at kilometer 10+100 of the Tijuana-Ensenada highway.
The tunnel is 117 meters long, 6.80 meters wide, and 7.50 meters high. This work will replace the existing drainage infrastructure. Its construction began in August 2023, and an investment of 75 million pesos was allocated.
AND OTAY II GATEWAY
Also, visit the places where the Elevated Viaduct was built, authorized by SICT, and Otay II Garita, a project that will facilitate the crossing of the border, mainly in the cargo area, which is currently filled with intense commercial relations that exist between Mexico and the United States.
In both works, the SICT is in charge of providing technical advice and is responsible for the release of the right of way.