The country’s Ministry of Public Works and Communications continues to work on its extensive program of major road construction and reconstruction in important tourism areas.
Major projects are currently underway in various tourism regions, such as Puerto Plata, La Romana, Punta Cana and San Pedro de Macoris (in the eastern region); Barahona, (southwest region); Miches, Sabana de la Mar, Hato Mayor and El Seibo (in the northeast region of the Dominican Republic). The following projects are currently underway:
Puerto Plata – Navarrete. Forty-five kilometers of this important road, which connects these two important north coast towns, is currently being refurbished.
Sosua-Rio San Juan (Playa Grande). This important road connects the region with Puerto Plata’s international airport.
Bani-Barahona-Enriquillo. This is the country’s southwestern region most important road.
Its overhaul will facilitate access to important tourism destinations in the southwest region.
San Pedro de Macoris – La Romana. This 34-kilometer stretch was completed in November 2013. The four-lane highway connects these two important eastern region cities.
La Romana. This 14-kilometer stretch is situated north of the city of La Romana, one of the country’s most important tourism destinations.
It connects the entire region with the “Coral Highway,” which leads to the Bavaro/Punta Cana tourism region.
Boulevard Turistica del Este. The boulevard brings together Punta Cana’s international airport to the rest of the region.
When finished, this 30-kilometer, four-lane highway, will facilitate transportation in the region.
Bavaro-Miches-Sabana de la Mar. The 110-kilometer, two-lane road, will be completed soon.
The project also includes the construction of a ferry terminal between the town of Sabana de la Mar and Samana, both situated in the peninsula of Samana.
The 140-kilometer road is expected to be completed in September 2014.
Hato Mayor –Sabana de la Mar – Miches – El Seibo. All roads in this region (some 64 kilometers) are being refurbished.