The road that took more than a century to build


Located in Jalisco, this road took more than 100 years to build and is now open

There is a saying that “there is no evil that lasts 100 years”, nor a promise that is not fulfilled, even if it takes more than a century. This is what happened with a highway in Jalisco that took more than 100 years to complete.

From the mountains to the beach, a town in the Jalisco mountains can now take less time to enjoy a vacation, thanks to the insistence of one of its inhabitants from the past. And since politicians have to keep their promises regardless of time, the wait is over.

Why did it take so long to build the Jalisco highway?

The history of this highway dates back to 1894, when the citizen Aniceto Villaseñor asked the then governor of Jalisco, Ignacio Luis Vallarta, to build a more passable highway from the mountain town of Autlán to other areas in the lower part of the state.

The years passed, and Mr. Aniceto did not live long enough to see his request fulfilled. Although the highway was promised at the time, it was in recent years that the idea of building it was taken up again.

A part was carried out, but it still did not contemplate Autlán until this year, since the section that passes through this town was inaugurated. In total, there are two sections of 104.8 kilometers in total, which reduce travel times to the Costa Alegre beach by around one hour and 20 minutes.

It took 125 years for this promise to be fulfilled, but it has been operating since last March as part of the Jalisco highway renewal program. Despite the passing of the years, Aniceto’s request was finally fulfilled.

Source: El Universal