Peru; Mayor states that roadwork in Lima to finish by November

Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz

The mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda Lossio has once again asked motorists and pedestrians in Peru’s capital to please be patient when making their way through all the roadwork that is taking place in the city.

Castañeda assured that repairs and renovations taking place throughout Lima would be complete in the first two weeks of November, making sure that the city was ready for the APEC summit that is to be held in Peru that month.

The mayor explained that streets were being conditioned so that the city could receive the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which will be in Peru for the start of the summit on November 22.

Castañeda made these statements Wednesday morning at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a tunnel that is to connect Lima’s Grand Central bus station with Paseo de La Republica highway.

Natural gas buses, which were introduced to the city last week, will run from the district of Chorrillos to the districts of Comas and Carabayllo, reducing a 3-hour trip to 45 minutes.

"This will be the city’s first major structural change in its public transportation system. It is a system of roads exclusively built for massive transport, which will run on a fixed schedule and have bus stops, allowing passengers to calculate the time it will take to arrive to their destination," the mayor said.