OHL wins $500m Lima highway concession

The 12-kilometre urban highway will connect several key districts across Peru’s capital city.

An unsolicited proposal to develop a 12-kilometre (km) urban highway in Lima, Peru made by OHL Concesiones Peru has gained support from the Lima Metropolitan Council, which approved the plan late last week.

Works associated with the Conexion La Molina-Anganos project are expected to cost roughly $500 million to complete.

The unanimous decision by the council clears the way for OHL to develop a multi-level dual carriageway with two lanes in either direction which combines tunnels with half-covered and open trenches. The roadway will be devoid of intersections. 

As part of the project, OHL will oversee the boring of a 1.5km tunnel and construct covered tunnels under Raul Ferrero, Spring and Angamos avenues. The new roadway will link districts including La Molina, Surco, San Borja, Surquillo and Miraflores and is expected to significantly reduce travel times.

The road will be integrated with arterial corridors including the Via Express and the Pan-American Highway.

The OHL Group's Peruvian subsidiary is already operating and constructing a 356km stretch of Pan-American highway Red Vial No 4 between the cities of Pativilca and Trujillo. The company is also awaiting word on another proposal to develop through a concession the Ica-Quilca section of the Panamericana Sur highway.