Highways in Colombia
Highways in Colombia are managed by the Colombian Ministry of Transport through the National Institute of Roads . Colombia's road infrastructure is still very underdeveloped with most of the highways presenting a two lane road for outbound and inbound traffic. Some exceptions are the Highways of the Valle del Cauca, an infrastructure improvement project started about a decade ago which has not yet been entirely finished.
Nowadays, the direct public funding on highways is very limited, focused mostly in the recovering of old roads and the construction of 3,125 km of roads (The 2500 Plan). The National Institute of Concessions(INCO) manages all concessions made by the central government in order to improve national infrastructures. This model establishes that is the concessionary the responsible for the building and maintenance of the highways, getting its return on investment mainly through tollways. The most important projects under negotiation or construction are La Ruta del Sol (the Sun Road), a 4-lane highway between Bogota and the Caribbean coast; the Highway between Bogota and Buenaventura (Colombia's largest and busiest port) which includes a 9 km tunnel.
The security of the highways in Colombia is managed by the Highway Police, an unit of the Colombian National Police. Colombia is crossed by the Panamerican Highway.
Colombian ministry of Transport
INVIAS official website
Board of Infrastructure of Colombia
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