North Shore highway upgrade on the go again

I reported a couple of months ago that the improvements to the highway leading from La Cruz to Punta de Mita had lost funding and was not moving ahead. Well, it looks like its back on. The Nayarit congress met last Friday and voted to provide funding for the new highway. It actually will be a new highway as it will not follow the coast as it presently does, opening up  Nahui and other properties for further development. Nahui certainly has the most to gain having the road moved back a kilometer or so away from the coast.

Construction will start in July or August and the new road will basically go straight from La Cruz (alongside Alamar) and finish up at Paladium or the new part of the current highway. I understand that the new section will have four lanes. This is a big move for the North Shore, which could lead to other projects such as a medical clinic and hospital being constructed, now that the road is being upgraded. So let’s see what happens this summer…


10 Responses to North Shore highway upgrade on the go again

  1. Dale Duncan says:

    Is this blog still active? I like to see what’s going on down there.

    Thank you , Dale

    • johnlifestyles says:

      It is Dale. But at this time of the year I’m busy interviewing Realtors to build my article for the annual real estate edition of Vallarta Lifestyles. I’ll be posting information I’ve picked up from that as soon as I get the article complete. Sorry for no posts lately.

  2. Don Saigle says:

    Hi John – any update on this story? Thanks


  3. Gerry says:

    Hi There,

    Any word if construction on this highway actually began? I will be down in September and can report back if no one has responded.

    • johnlifestyles says:

      Well, it was supposed to start last month, but it seems, from what I’m hearing, it should start this month. I heard yesterday, from a good source, that the company that is going to be doing the work received an initial payment to begin the work. That’s what they were waiting for, so hopefully they can now proceed.

  4. Don Saigle says:

    Hi John – do you have an update on this project? Thanks!

  5. johnlifestyles says:

    The project is quite advanced and is supposed to be completely finished in October. I actually went up and saw the road in May and much has been done. They started the work in the middle and then worked to both ends, and the part I saw was where it will meet up on the Punta Mita side, near the hotel Paladium.

  6. Dean says:

    Hi John, how’s that highway coming? The last time I was there, they were finishing up a much needed Pemex station on the way to Punta Mita.
    Think it’ll be ready for the Christmas season?


    • Don Saigle says:

      Had also heard there may be a snag with an outstanding land issue, perhaps an ejido claim. Does any of that ring true?

  7. Dean says:

    Thanks John,
    Hope all is well.


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