Motorists should expect lane closures over the next three months as work on the rehabilitation of 16 kilometers of the Chapala highway got underway this week.
A new road surface will be laid on the section running from the Santa Rosa-La Barca-Ococtlan turn-off to the center of Chapala.
The total budget for the work is 80 million pesos ($US4.2 million). One-quarter of the cost will be borne by the Jalisco state government, and the rest from federal coffers.
The initial stage of the project will concentrate on the four kilometers running from the La Barca junction toward Chapala. One lane will be closed at a time, until work on all four lanes has been completed.
Attending a ceremony Thursday to kick off the project were Jalisco Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Works Netzahualcóyotl Ornelas Plascencia, as well as state legisladores and representatives from the municipalities of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos and Chapala.
The time schedule for completion of the work takes into account the start of the temporada de lluvias (rainy season), which usually occurs mid-June.