Mexico City (AP) The Mexican government says it will open two more highways, the second one linking Mexico City with the capital city of Manizales, as part of efforts to ease congestion along its main arteries.
The two new highways will connect to highways in Manizale and Chihuahua and connect to one in the Pacific coast city of Veracruz.
The government has long promised to reduce traffic congestion in the country’s busiest urban centers, including Mexico City.
The new highways and new toll lanes will be part of Mexico’s effort to open up its major urban arteries for vehicles, which are required to pay tolls to get through Mexico’s narrow, two-lane highways.
The roads were constructed decades ago.
A toll road linking Veracro, Mexico, to the Pacific port city of Palenque is seen on the highway in the southern Mexican state of Puebla, September 15, 2019.