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Colombian consortium Vinus announced that it has begun works on the construction of the Vías del Nus highway, a private sector initiative that is intended to improve connectivity between Antoquia department and the rest of the country.
According to infrastructure agency ANI, investment in construction phase of the project will be 1.1tn peso (US$368mn) and works entail building 24.3km of four-lane highway in several areas of the department.
Other works include repairs on 35.6km of existing road between Cisneros and Alto Dolores, a 4.1km tunnel at La Quiebra, construction of an 2.7km extra lane between Alto Dolores and San José de Nus and a 5.5km bypass at Cisneros.
By 2021, a 97.5km four-lane corridor between Bello and Hatillo will be added to the concession. This stretch will be operated and maintained by Vinus for the next 25 years, along with the other road sections.