New Highway Makes Traveling from Ecuador to Peru Easier

July 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Departing Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez traveled to the northern Piura region today to inaugurate a 66 kilometer highway linking Ecuador and Peru.

The new road (Highway 4) will drastically reduce travel time between Alamor, Ecuador and Sullana, Peru from 4 1/2 hours to 1 1/2 hours.  The Alamor – Sullana is one of three overland crossings from Ecuador to Peru. This crossing links the Loja area with the Piura area.  The other crossings are either along the coast connecting Huayaquillis with Aquas Verdes or in the cloud forest between La Balza and La Balsa.

The Sullana Crossing is generally considered the safest and easiest crossing with the two immigration points located only 200 meters apart. However poor road conditions kept the route from being as popular as the Huyaquillis crossing. The improvement of this route cost 27 million dollars and will directly effect passengers traveling from the Southern Andes Region area via Loja to Peru.

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