Tunnel reopens to public

The recently constructed and promptly closed second tunnel, on Puerto Vallarta’s Libremiento has re-opened. The tunnel was closed in July during rainy season when surface cracks in the ceiling and walls were discovered. Though there was no structural damage, the secondary bypass road was closed to avoid damage to cars and/or traffic accidents.

The cracks have been repaired; the lighting improved, and exhaust fans installed. With these improvements, the tunnel was approved for reopening. In addition, new signage and safety indicators were installed to ensure traffic flow and safety for motorists through both tunnels.

The new second tunnel should help to alleviate some of the increase seasonal traffic.

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One comment

  1. Does anybody remember when exactly the first “pick and shovel” work began on the second tunnel, and when it first “opened for business” (with the temporary lights and no fans, and before the rainstorms washed the mountain down on it forcing its closing)? I’m having a debate over this with a friend. He remembers it as taking over two years, and I think it took less than one. Help settle this debate please!?!

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