Panama’s beleaguered drivers who regularly spend more than an hour a day sitting in traffic jams have been asked to be patient if they use Transistmica.
The call comes from the executive secretary of the Panama Metro, Robert Roy, who on Thursday asked for patience for any inconvenience that may be caused by the installation work of U beams for the elevated section of Metro Line One of Panama, on Transístmica. There are almost as many beams as days in the year, and each beam will take a day to install.
The route is already stop and go on a “god day” and a source of business for one enterprising pizza maker who has staff selling slices to motorists who sit watching the gas needle fall while on their way to work.
Roy said that to place the beams, two cranes are needed so road space is limited.
These beams, which are manufactured in a yard, located on the road to the Centennial Bridge, are 30 meters long and weigh 160 tons.
It will take at least 10 months to put 361 beams in place.