In the News from Panama

New and Improved Amador Causeway Officially Opened

More than $66.5 million in improvements to the Amador Causeway was officially inaugurated on April 8th, including a widened road and new cycle paths.

The improvements cover 4 kilometers and will help make Amador the new recreational center of Panama City, with beautiful parks and waterfront paths along the stretch connecting the four small islands that make up the Causeway.

The latest improvements are a long a 4-kilometer stretch between the roundabout of Paseo de la Bandera and entrance to the island of Flamenco. In addition to widening the road from two lanes to four lanes, the new additions will please runners and cyclists, including new paths, parks, sidewalks, lighting and parking lots.

The road improvements are the latest step in $300 million upgrade of Amador, which will directly benefit the Naos Harbour Island Residences and Marina, one of the Causeway’s prime residential developments. (PPR represents Naos and you can find more information here.)  

The road construction may have annoyed residents in recent months, but the completion will help ease traffic congestion and make it easier to enjoy the splendor of the Causeway. With the work completed on this section, the Causeway will open up more opportunities to easily cycle and run along the waterfront, with views of the Panama Canal.

Work is continuing on the new convention center on the Causeway and an expansion of the Frank Gehry-designed biodiversity museum.