A new ring road bypassing Puerto Vallarta is a key part of the state administration’s plan for the development of the Costa Alegre (southern coastal) region of Jalisco, Governor Enrique Alfaro said this week.
The Libramiento Sur will start close by the Puerto Vallarta airport, cut through the hills above the city and emerge on Highway 200 at Boca de Tomatlan.
The road will cost an estimated $US200 million and be built in the next few years, Alfaro said.
The project forms part of the Plan Maestro de Desarrollo Costa Alegre (Costa Alegre Master Plan) announced this week by Alfaro.
Alfaro said the bypass will not only provide swift access from the airport to the southern part of Puerto Vallarta, but also to the state’s southern Pacific Ocean beaches and resorts.
Speaking this week at Chalacatepec, a pristine beach zone some 60 miles south of Vallarta where a grand hotel complex is planned, Alfaro boasted that thanks to the new bypass, visitors will be able to reach the new resort from the PV airport in just 50 minutes.