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Quito to spend US$50mn on airport access road (Ecuador)
Ecuadorian capital Quito's municipal government plans to invest US$50mn to build a highway connecting the capital with its new international airport terminal, an official from the municipality's mobility division told BNamericas.


Totaling about 8.5km, the highway will connect the airport to Quito's Collas highway, said the official, who was not authorized to speak on the project in an official capacity.


The four-lane highway will include three bridges and take an estimated 12 months to complete.


Technical studies for the initiative are currently underway at an estimated cost of US$320,000. The project will be financed by the government, according to the official.


Quito's new international airport, located in the city's Tababela district, is currently under construction. A new concession contract should be drawn up this year, allowing the project to move ahead more quickly, a spokesperson from concessionaire Quiport told BNamericas in a recent interview.


The airport, budgeted at some US$640mn, will have a 4.1km runway and be able to receive more than 5mn passengers and 270,000t of cargo each year.

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