The multi-annual (perhaps multi-generational) highway project continues apace. Work progresses as the rock face near La Vantana is carved away for the ingress of a new southbound lane. Detours, now second nature for drivers who make frequent trips between San Felipe and Mexicali, are in good repair, but always a threat to windshields when oncoming traffic develops offroad fever.
After this summer's torrential rainfall, it was apparently decided the small, sparrow mouth-sized culverts in problem areas were not capacious enough to handle a flash Amazon River. Several of these have been abated and formidable bridges are replacing them. A tremendous amount of concrete and rebar have been folded into the project. It is expected this upgrade will handle any weather, unless the next deluge happens to be carrying an Ark on its back.
The first two photos below were taken in late July, 2013. The following five images are only two weeks old.
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