A section of the central roadwhich remained closed for seven years due to works on Line 2 of the Lima Metro, was finally reopened to traffic, according to the Urban Transport Authority (MORE) for Lima and Callao.
The 2.5 km section remained closed due to the construction of stations and ventilation shafts that are part of the Lima Metro works that will pass through the area. However, the long construction time was already causing inconvenience to the citizens of the Ate district.
According to the ATU, the reopening of this section was possible after the removal of the enclosures of the Lima Line 2 Metro concessionaire in a joint effort with the Municipality of Ate.
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The measure benefits more than a million people, in addition to the Santa Anita Producers Market, which has the Central Highway as an important logistics corridor, and more than 2,700 small and medium businesses. It is estimated that the losses due to the closure of this important road amount to approximately S/646 million.
Now, with this road reopened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, citizens will save 40 to 15 minutes of time, according to Andina.