The State Government has already invested R $ 1.28 billion in the Caminhos da Paraíba Program, contemplating 2,432 km of highways. The program was created in 2011 by Governor Ricardo Coutinho with the objective of constructing and restoring roads that were deteriorated, and even putting into practice a project to remove from isolation with asphalted roads all 54 cities that were still served by dirt roads .
According to a balance of the main works presented by the superintendent director of the Paraíba Roads Department (DER-PB), Carlos Pereira de Carvalho e Silva, in these six years of administration a total of R $ 1,284,130,157.82 was invested. Only in paving (new highways completed) were 65 works, with 917.2 km, with an investment of R $ 594,902,161.3. In restoration of existing and deteriorated highways, there were 44 works, with 1,101.4 km, with an investment of R $ 261,995,955.2 km. The completed works reach 2,018.6 km, with an investment of R $ 986,179,801.94. Other works and services completed, including urban mobility, are 19, where the state government invested R $ 129,281,685.04.
With the program advancing at an accelerated pace, Carlos Pereira said that currently 16 paving works are underway, totaling 242.2 km, with an investment of R $ 190,907,815.00. And still 10 restoration works with 171.3 km and investment of R $ 88,057,321.04. With seven more works to begin, the total in progress reaches 413.5 km, with resources of R $ 324,535,457.85 being applied.
Among the many works of urban mobility in Joao Pessoa, Campina Grande and other cities of the state, Carlos Pereira highlights the Clover of Mangabeiras, benefiting about 200 thousand inhabitants of the neighborhoods of the zul zone of the Capital, especially the Banking and Mangabeira. This is the largest work of urban mobility of governor Ricardo Coutinho, with an investment of R $ 25,708,109.29, resources of the State Treasury. In addition to being considered a work of enviable architectural beauty, the leader of the DER says that the Trevo finally solved an old bottling problem that existed at the entrance of the neighborhood of Mangabeira. The engineering engineering project developed by DER allows fast daily traffic flow in all directions, providing fluidity at the intersections of Josefa Taveira and Hilton Souto Maior Filho avenues.
Carlos Pereira highlights other works of urban mobility in João Pessoa carried out by the State Government and of great social reach, such as the duplication of Av. Cruz das Armas, between the downtown of Oitizeiro and the Viaduct of BR-230; Paving of Perimetral Sul, currently under construction; And the Renascer catwalks (Cabedelo road), Boa Esperança (near the Geisel viaduct) and already signed the service order for the construction of another one between IESP and Hiper, all on BR-230. In Grande João Pessoa, the state government also built the Binary Bayeux, resolving vehicular traffic on Avenida Liberdade; The access to Coqueirinho, in the county of the Conde, in the South Coast.
Contour of Jacumã - To develop tourism in the South Coast of the State, the governor Ricardo Coutinho built the Contour of Jacumã. The section, with an extension of 5 km, was all paved, solving in definitive one of the biggest problems of traffic bottlenecks, especially during the holidays and carnival celebrations.
Using its own resources, it completed the works of Cajazeiras aerodrome; Bridge over the River do Peixe in Patos; Paving of Av. Almeida Barreto, in Campina Grande; Paving of the accesses to Cachoeira dos Guedes in Guarabira and access to the community of Bocadinho in Cuité; Enlargement of the Galante / Fagundes bridge; Recovery of the bridge over the Paraíba River in Itabaiana; Reconstruction of the Bridge of Batalha, between Santa Rita and Cruz do Espírito Santo; Paving the Avenida do Amor in Cajazeiras; The Contour of Guarabira, under Construction, among several other works of great social scope.
Among the several highways benefiting from rejuvenation and signaling, the director of the DER highlights PB-073 between Sapé and Guarabira; Of PB-032 between BR-101 and Pedras de Fuego; From PB-071 between BR-101 to Jacaraú; Of PB-250 between BR-412 / Prata / Ouro Velho / Divisa da Paraíba and Pernambuco; From PB-008 between Hilton Hilton and Grande Souto and Monsenhor Magno and from PB-233 between Santa Luzia / Várzea / Divisa da Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.
Cariri Ring - Among the large number of roads paved and restored by the State Government, DER Operations Director Hélio Paredes Cunha Lima highlights the paving of the largest road works of the last 30 years in the State of Paraíba. It is the Ring of Cariri, with an extension of 204.1 km, with an investment of R $ 114,673,355.8 and that removed from the isolation another five municipalities of Cariri Paraibano: São João do Tigre, Camalaú, Congo, Caraúbas And São Domingos do Cariri.
Rodovia da Reintegração - Another large and important highway paved by the State Government was the PB-228, denominated the Reintegration Highway, with 84.2 km, connecting the municipalities of Asunción, Salgadinho, Areia de Baraúna, Passagem, Quixaba, Entroncamento BR -230 and access to Cacimba de Areia, including the restoration and capacity adaptation of the BR-230 to Asunción junction with 8 km. The total investment is R $ 62,409,907.92. It is a highway with the same technical standard of a federal highway.
Estrada Segura - The Director of Planning and Transport of the DER, José Arnaldo Souza Lima, stressed that the State Government, concerned with securing the investments made and the quality of the paved state network, created the Safe Road Program, designed to execute All work aimed at the routine conservation of the road network, with services in the domain range, hole cover, cleaning of drainage and renovation of horizontal and vertical signaling. The program is very important to reduce accidents and prevent damage to vehicles and, consequently, damage to their owners. In this program, until the end of 2018, will be invested around R $ 40 million.