This stretch connects the Airport to the city of Iquique. The whole project involves the development of a two-lane 78.4 km-long motorway. The road is located in the First Region of Chile (Region of Tarapacá), running through the municipalities of Pozo Almonte, Alto Hospicio and Iquique.
The project includes the construction of service roads, the construction of two bypasses, several level changing structures, various U-turn ramps, emergency areas and footbridges, among others.
The project is divided in two sections:
The concession company will ultimately be investing US$165 million in this motorway, which it will be operating for the next 32 years.
Sacyr leads the field in construction and concessions in Chile and currently manages an investment of 2.3 billion dollars (1.8 billion euros) through 7 public works concession contracts, of which the following are under construction:
These are in addition to the Vallenar-Caldera section, which is now in operation.