Interest builds for Chile P3 road

Several European firms have shown interest in a road project to improve access to ports.

Chile’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) launched in early October a project to upgrade, maintain and operate the Route 66, also called Camino de la Fruta.     

Twelve companies have bought the tender documents for the $600m P3 project including Spain’s Cintra, OHL, Acciona and Sacyr, and German-Austrian contractor Zublin Strabag.  

Local companies eyeing the deal include:

  • Constructora Belfi
  • Chec Chile
  • Concesiones Infraestructura Chile Dos
  • Intervial Chile
  • Constructora San José
  • Penta Las Américas Administradora General de fondos
  • Constructora Valko

The aim of the project is to improve the access to the Valparaíso and San Antonio ports for the road that is the main transport corridor for agriculture products.    

Works involve a 138km section between Route 5 (Pelequen) to the San Antonio port and will include uneven intersections, improvement of existing structures and pavements, extension to a third carriage in sections with slopes, sanitation works, signalling, road safety and lighting works, amongst others.