Considering the importance that the Ambato-Riobamba highway  plays in the connectivity of the central region of the country, the MTOP executed the extension of the route in stages; provided by  the Concesionaria Panamericana Vial S.A. Panavial.

On February 26, 2021, the MTOP confirmed that the Tuntatacto-Urbina route will become a reality and its expansion would begin in the coming days. “The works that we are implementing   are going to change the road. Working together with  governors and  mayors of the corresponding prefectures is the only way to build a better country ”.