New Metro Subway Line Begins Construction Valentine’s Day 2011

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Valentine's Subway Map

Valentine's Subway Map

On Valentine’s Day, 2011 construction for the new metro subway stretch started, closing down the stretch of road along Justo Arosemena Avenue between 3 de Noviembre Ave and E. 24th Street.

The Subway line is expected to stretch for 14 kilometers through Panama City and is anticipated to cause traffic problems during construction.  More information below from La Prensa-

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Metro construction begins, stretch of Justo Arosemena closed

Beginning today, Monday, Feb. 14, the stretch of road along Justo Arosemena Ave., between 3 de Noviembre Ave. and E. 24th Street, opposite the Calidonia Pediatric Polyclinic, will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  This, according to an announcement made by the Panama Metro Secretariat through a statement published in print media.

The measure is attributed to the start of construction works for the much anticipated Panama Metro.  During this first construction phase, officials will be relocating the utilities (water, electricity, and telephones), to begin the construction of the first line of the subway system, which will extend 14 kilometers.

The Government also announced that those wishing to access the Pediatric Polyclinic of the Social Security Fund (CSS) may do so by using the back entrance of the building, via República de Nicaragua Avenue.

(http://www.prensa.com/hoy/english/news_6263.asp)

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