Ed and Fran
Oct 14, 2006, 7:52 AM
Post #11 of 15
Don't you have a toll road now from Tampico to Tuxpan?
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No, that's my point. The only stretch of toll road within hours of us is the one that goes from Tuxpan to Tihuatlan (not all the way to Poza Rica) plus the new extension of that which goes towards (but not all the way to) Gutierrez Zamora / Tecolutla. I'd be happy to pay tolls if I could drive on decent roads.
I still remember three or four years ago driving from Tampico in the early afternoon to Tuxpan and arriving at Tuxpan at 2:30 in the early morning. Of course it was raining all the way, but that LIBRE was in the worst condition of any highway I had ever seen in México.
I remember when the road was in really horrible condition, that was a really tough couple of years for travel from here. It's still far from the best road, but they do annual maintenance on stretches. Unfortunately the roadbed is very poor, so the new repairs deteriorate rapidly. We went up to Tampico about a month or so ago, and most of the road is okay right now.
Every election for governor here in Veracruz, the candidates all promise to build the autopista from Tuxpan to Tampico. And just as soon as the election is over they forget about the northern part of the state. The only autopistas that get built in Veracruz are in the Mexico City / Xalapa / Veracruz triangle.
Okay, maybe a bit of an exageration, but not much. They have supposedly been working on completing the long awaited autopista between Mexico City and Tuxpan for years. It's open from Mexico City as far as La Venta Grande, about half way between Tulancingo and Huauchinango. What's missing is the hard part, from there to connect with our local stretch of autopista at Tihuatlan. You can see construction going on at this end, so I believe they will complete the road within my lifetime. I have faith. And patience........
(This post was edited by Ed and Fran on Oct 14, 2006, 7:53 AM)