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    Can anyone who has taken the new Samana/Santo Domingo Highway give me a better idea on how to map it out. i.e. towns the highway passes through until it reaches Samana?

    Also, any new roads in Samana I should be aware of that might not be on a present map?

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    From the Environmental Impact Study commissioned (?) by the World Bank

    From the socio-economic perspective, the current route of the road will directly
    affect communities which together exceed 12.000 persons, not because it will cause
    their displacement, but because it will pass near them (at a distance of 500 meters to
    two kilometers). The main communities affected are the following: Rinc6n de
    Molinillo, El Aguacate de Arenoso, Los Platanitos, La Curva de Papolo, La Raya-El
    Puente, Guaraguo, El Higuarito, Juan Sanchez, Majagual, the Bateyes ("grounds
    occupied by sugar mills and ancillary installations") Nuevo, Pilago, Juan Sanchez,
    Enriquez, Gonzalo, Carmona, Sabana Larga and Bara de Capa (Cabrete), Yabacao,
    el Salado, Las Mercedes, la Altagracia, Mata Indio, Pueblo Nuevo, Hatillo, and las
    Taranas.
    From Cabrete, in the community of Guerra, up to Majagual cattle raising is
    significant, however, from the Macizo of Los Haitises it reaches the Valley of Bajo
    Yuna, were rice is predominantly grown.
    The road runs South / North through several municipalities of various provinces
    which form the area of indirect influence, starting at the Municipal District of
    Guerra, located within the municipality of Boca Chica-Guerra, which belong since
    2001 to the Nueva Provincia de Santo Domingo. The road crosses through the
    section called Cabreto.
    Then, the road penetrates the Province of Monte Plata through the municipality
    which has the same name, and passes through the road which links the Municipality
    of Bayaguana with Monte Plata and leaves the province through the Municipal
    District of Majagual, located at the Municipality of Sabana Grande de Boyd;
    affecting small populations in each of the aforementioned municipalities.
    After crossing several kilometers through the National Park of Los Haitises, it
    penetrates part of the Municipality of Arenoso, in the Province of Duarte and leaves
    through the Crossing of Rinc6n de Molinillo, in the Municipality of Nagua, in the
    Province of Maria Trinidad Sanchez, just on the border of Municipality of Sanchez
    in the Province of Samana.


    3 TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
    3.1 GENERAL ASPECTS
    The project contemplates construction of the road Santo Domingo-Cruce Rinc6n de
    Molinillos (between Nagua and Sanchez) with a total length of 106 km. This road
    will connect the national district of Santo Domingo with the roadway that connects
    Nagua, Sanchez and Samana, at the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic..
    The road starts at km 15 of the Autopista de Las Americas heading north, within the
    basin of the Ozama River and its first stretch is conformed by a hard, thick, porous,
    very permeable coral limestone, allowing a fast vertical natural drainage.
    After the crossing with the Mella roadway, the road turns northeast up to the crossing
    with the roadway that links the town of Bayaguana to Monte Plata (approximately
    seven km from Monte Plata), over clayey strips.
    Then it crosses the roadway that links Monte Plata to Sanchez and it continues in the
    northeastern direction until it converges with the existing cart road that links Sabana
    Grande de Boyd with the sector known as Procad6n (dairy barns), the cart road has
    an average width of five m with a junction length of approximately 12 km. In its
    route it passes near the batey Sabanalarga, Gonzalo and Tarana, where the project
    turns to the north.
    In this sector of the Ozama River basin, the tributaries that stand out are the Cach6n
    Stream, the Marucho Channel, the Yabacao River, Hundidero Stream, Palmilla
    Stream, Socoa Stream, and Toro Prieto Stream.
    Near the town of Sabana Grande de Boyd and heading towards Majagual it crosses at
    several points with the Sabana Grande de Boya - Majagual roadway passing near the
    Batey Enriquillo, Juan Sanchez and Batey Nuevo, an area with karst limestone, and
    inside the Aras River basin.
    From Majagual the road follows the existing cart road (nine km) into Los Haitises
    until it exits near the town of Guaraguao (Bajo Yuna), and it takes the route that links
    Guaraguao with Rinc6n de Molinillos branching off three km before reaching this
    crossing, going through La Mata del Aguacate.
    The area of Los Haitises constitutes a karst relief integrated by isolated domes of
    very hard reef limestone, separated by depressions or drains filled with laterite
    ground coming from neighboring residual origin.
    This last stretch crosses the area of the Gran Esteroun the area of the Bajo Yuna
    whose main characteristic is bad drainage due to the low slopes that are present in
    the area, with a flood prairie conformed by fine sediments associated with lenses of
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    sandy slit, sands and fine gravel. The project meets the Yuna River at the town of
    Reforma, between Villa Riva and El Lim6n,
    The most critical area from the seismic standpoint along the road's route, is the Bajo
    Yuna area, from Guaraguao up to the Rinc6n de Molinillo crossing, because the
    western portion of the Samand Bay is limited by two large active faults.
    From the geographic location viewpoint, the road crosses the country from the north
    to the south, as it was described on the above numeral. Figure 3.1 shows the project's
    location.

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    Last edited by aegap; 09-19-2007 at 03:01 PM.

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    Thanks aegap! very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjmurray View Post
    Thanks aegap! very helpful.
    All the darkened communities below you can find on this map.



    The project contemplates construction of the road Santo Domingo-Cruce Rinc6n de
    Molinillos (between Nagua and Sanchez) with a total length of 106 km. This road
    will connect the national district of Santo Domingo with the roadway that connects
    Nagua, Sanchez and Samana, at the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic..
    The road starts at km 15 of the Autopista de Las Americas (highway number 3, on the South Coast, East of Santo Domingo and West of Boca Chica) heading north, ...After the crossing with the Mella (Highway number 4)roadway , the road turns northeast up to the crossing
    with the roadway that links the town of Bayaguana to Monte Plata (approximately
    seven km from Monte Plata) [roadway number 23), over clayey strips.
    Then it crosses the roadway that links Monte Plata to Sanchez and it continues in the
    northeastern direction until it converges with the existing cart road that links Sabana
    Grande de Boya
    with the sector known as Procad6n (dairy barns), the cart road has
    an average width of five m with a junction length of approximately 12 km. In its
    route it passes near the batey Sabanalarga, Gonzalo and Tarana, where the project
    turns to the north.
    In this sector of the Ozama River basin, the tributaries that stand out are the Cach6n
    Stream, the Marucho Channel, the Yabacao River, Hundidero Stream, Palmilla
    Stream, Socoa Stream, and Toro Prieto Stream.
    Near the town of Sabana Grande de Boya and heading towards Majagual it crosses at
    several points with the Sabana Grande de Boya - Majagual roadway passing near the
    Batey Enriquillo, Juan Sanchez and Batey Nuevo, an area with karst limestone, and
    inside the Aras River basin.
    From Majagual the road follows the existing cart road (nine km) into Los Haitises
    until it exits near the town of Guaraguao (Bajo Yuna), and it takes the route that links
    Guaraguao with Rinc6n de Molinillos branching off three km before reaching this
    crossing, going through La Mata del Aguacate (El Aguacate).
    The area of Los Haitises constitutes a karst relief integrated by isolated domes of
    very hard reef limestone, separated by depressions or drains filled with laterite
    ground coming from neighboring residual origin.
    This last stretch crosses the area of the Gran Esteroun the area of the Bajo Yuna
    whose main characteristic is bad drainage due to the low slopes that are present in
    the area, with a flood prairie conformed by fine sediments associated with lenses of
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    sandy slit, sands and fine gravel. The project meets the Yuna River at the town of
    Reforma, between Villa Riva and El Lim6n.

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