The target date has been set for the completion of the Durango-Mazatlan autopista. According to Presidente Felipe Calderon, the highway will be in working order in 2012. It will contain the largest bridge in Latin America - at over 1 km in length.
The problem with this highway has been the obstacles of the canyon (400 meters deep) and the many mountain passes that stand in its way, which will mean it will have to include dozens of smaller bridges and tunnels. In the end, the road will be very advantageous for the Mexican economy and will prove the structural capacity of Mexico. The Durango-Mazatlán highway will take you from the East coast (Tampico) all the way through to the West coast in Mazatlán.