The emergence of COVID-19 has modified the initial planning, the schedule of activities and the different projects. Despite the current complex scenario, AC&A has continued to work under strict biosafety protocols, with the aim of preserving the health and integrity of the personnel involved.
The significance of this project lies in the fact that the highway provides road connectivity between Honduras and Nicaragua, and has a direct impact on economic, political and social activities at the regional level. It is also one of the busiest and most important routes in that country.
The first stage comprised the review, updating of the study and design of the works to be implemented in the 92-kilometer stretch of Highway CA-6, between the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, and the city of Danlí. The second included the supervision of the rehabilitation and improvement works of the Neteapa-Danlí section, with 35 kilometers of road construction towards the end of the total section.
In this sense, it should be noted that the project includes the different activities inherent to the cleaning of the right of way, ground movements, common excavation, recycling of the current layer, expansion of reinforced concrete drains and installation of pipes of different diameters. In addition, it also includes veneered kerbs, gabions for erosion control, horizontal and vertical signaling along the section, as well as the implementation of mitigation measures indicated by the initially approved Environmental and Social Management Plan.
Upon termination of the originally agreed contractual term of work, different negotiations were initiated to achieve an extension. For this reason and considering the current health situation, the decision was to continue the work supervision tasks until February 2021. In relation to the global progress of the works, it is close to 70 percent.
Our team of approximately 20 professionals, together with different local specialists, carry out the control and monitoring of the road construction works.
From our company, we highlight the dedication of the staff at AC&A Honduras, which makes it possible for this work to be carried out with an invaluable commitment to achieving always optimum results.