At the beginning of 2010 it was announced that a new portion of the highway that leads out to Punta Mita from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, would be re-directed to provide a more direct route to the point and also provide four-lane travel. The new departure point would be just before Alamar. Instead of making a left turn just after the light at La Cruz, you’d head to the right (with Alamar on your left-hand side) and meet up with newer section of the highway near the Paladium Hotel. The highway that now goes along the coast would only go as far as the condominium development of Aura – Arena Blanca; it would in essence now only function as an access road. By diverting the highway it would make the route more direct and shorter, but also allow for the development of Nahui, which encompasses this coastline, to have more uninhibited coastal property.
Well, it never happened. Then the project was resurrected at the end of 2010 and it was announced in early 2011 that construction would start in March. March has come and gone and the work has not begun. Last week it was announced that the funding appropriated for the highway was no longer available and it is not known when the funding could be available again.
Back to the drawing board.