Panama's Cinta Costera wins Global Award

Panama City's Cinta Costera has won this year's Global Best Project in Roads and Highways award in Engineering News-Record's (ENR) third annual competition.

The Cinta Costera is an important part of Panama's new urban road network, the project was created to reduce congestion in downtown Panama City. The first portion built is a six-lane avenue with spacious parking and public areas, pedestrian and bicycle lanes, and sport facilities that include football and basketball courts, green spaces and improved access into the neighbourhoods of San Felipe, Santa Ana and El Chorrillo.

The second part built is a marine viaduct that bypasses Casco Viejo. The the new road improvements includes a series of roundabouts and traffic-friendly improvements with an improved road into Casco Viejo.

Company, Louis Berger provided design, technical advice and quality control services for the $345 million Cinta Costera project. Sofia Berger, Vice President and Managing Director for Louis Berger Latin America and the Caribbean said, "We are honored to have played a role in helping Panama City complete one of the region's major urban infrastructure initiatives”.