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Second Level of South Periférico to Open Thursday

This measure was taken in order to mitigate the environmental impact caused by fossil fuel emissions through the reduction of commuting time
By The News · 27 of October 2016 19:36:03
Periférico and its second level, No available, photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) and the Public Works and Services Secretariat (Sobse) announced that the interconnection of the second level of Viaducto in Mexico City and the Tlalpan tollbooth will start operating at 5 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 27. The licensed companies said the route is in conditions to operate.

The interconnection is four miles long: three miles from Insurgentes to the Tlalpan tollbooth, the construction of which was licensed by the federal government, and one mile of road built above Viaducto Tlalpan — built by the government of Mexico City.

This newly-opened fast lane will reduce travel time for people driving to and from the states of Guerrero and Morelos through Mexico City by 45 minutes, and will also improve traffic in the borough of Tlalpan.

Authorities estimate around 80,000 vehicles will be traveling through the second level of  Viaducto a day and approximately 30,000 on the interconnection with the Tlalpan toll booth.

The road will be accessible and free from the usual charge from 12 a.m. Oct. 27 to 12 a.m. on Nov. 3.