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1950. A modernization plan

This period is characterized by the growth of the vehicle fleet and a slight improvement of roads. Freight transport live and earn a good time positions at the railroad, which had maintained its primacy in the years 40. The first step to improve road infrastructure occurs in 1950 with the approval of the Plan for Modernization of Highway.

The Modernization Plan Highway devoted part of its budget to the construction of variants and modification of the plot on dangerous curves.This, despite being born with insufficient economic resources, is facing two problems: the poor state of the firm, unable to withstand the movement of heavy vehicles, and the inadequacy of the paths at the speed they could and reach the cars.

The Plan proposes the elimination of level crossings, the modification of the dangerous curves and build variants, whose execution devoted a third of its budget. many cruises through the inside of peoples thus eliminated. did not have the same success as the settlement of the firm, which continued to deteriorate by the passing trucks.

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