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Barrier to be built to protect urbanization in Cupey

By The Star Staff

The Highways and Transportation Authority will build about 400 meters of reinforced concrete safety barriers in front of the Las Cumbres-Laurel urbanization, with the purpose of providing protection against motor vehicle accidents.

“For some time, the residents of the Las Cumbres urbanization have requested greater protection against possible vehicular accidents, particularly in front of the entrance to that housing complex,” San Juan District 4 Rep. Víctor Parés Otero said Sunday. “Today, after making several efforts with the [Highways and Transportation Authority] executive director, our friend Edwin González, and the engineer and secretary of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP), Eileen Vélez, we announce the beginning of the construction work of this modern concrete barrier that will provide the security that the residents have requested.”

The construction will take place along highway PR-199 in Cupey, and will involve an investment of $289,157. The project will create about 25 direct jobs and many indirect jobs.

“This is part of our road safety program in the Cupey area with the aim of providing greater safety,” the lawmaker said. “In the same way, we are evaluating implementing the same [type of solution] in other parts of San Juan.”

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