Truckers will test traveling on the Santo Domingo bypass

Freight trucks (categories 3, 4 and 5) will be able to travel free on the Santo Domingo Beltway (Circunvalación Santo Domingo). The measure is expected to provide relief to traffic jams in Greater Santo Domingo as the heavy trucks are detoured to the north of the too congested capital city.

The vehicles with 3 and 4 axles will be exempted from RD$300.00, those with 5 and 6 axles will be relieved of paying RD$400.00, and vehicles with 7 axles or more will not pay RD$600.00 at each of the toll stations along the length of the road.

The toll-free waiver will be for 15 days, starting on Sunday, 24 October and ending on Sunday, 7 November 2021.

The waiver was reached following an agreement between the Ministry of Public Works and the Trust for the Operation, Maintenance and Expansion of the Main Road Network of the Dominican Republic (RD VIAL).

The Santo Domingo ring road begins in Haina Port heading north. It crosses the outskirts of Los Alcarrizos, the Duarte Highway and enters Santo Domingo North, separating Villa Mella with the communities of Los Castillos, Higüero, until it intersects with the Autopista del Nordeste (Juan Pablo), the Samana toll road.

The waiver resolution was issued on 14 October.

Read more in Spanish:
Ministry of Public Works
Diario Libre

20 October 2021