Economy December 3, 2021 | 8:04 am

Santo Domingo’s Metro new line: US$35.1M, 7.3 KM

Santo Domingo.- Line 2 C of Santo Domingo’s Metro that would connect the María Montez station, at kilometer 9 of the Duarte Highway to the entrance of Los Alcarrizos, will only have 800 meters underground and the remaining 6.5 kilometers will be elevated with five stations and a marginal avenue, according to information provided by the Office for the Reordering of Transportation (Opret).

Of the 7.3 kilometers in length, only the part that includes from the María Montez station, at kilometer 9, to the vicinity of Los Beisbolistas avenue with the Duarte will be below ground.

It is estimated that the works would impact some 133 affected, 52 property owners and 81 tenants.

The new line has a budget of RD$2.0 billion (US$35.1 million

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Paul Tierney
December 3, 2021 8:22 am

This will do wonders to help unravel the traffic congestion caused by coaches and taxis along this portion of the Autopista Duarte expanse.

What can be expected is pushback by the bus and taxi syndicates.

Fernando Vargas
December 4, 2021 4:31 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Agreed.

Fernando Vargas
December 4, 2021 4:35 pm

I commend any initiative that has the potential of relieving the disastrous traffic situation we have in Santo Domingo.

This city would be so much better if we just had better public transportation.