Work is well underway on the Corozal/Sarteneja Road Project. The project is upgrading to (highway standard) the entire road from Corozal Town all the way to Sarteneja.
It is financed by Taiwan and its execution overseen by a Taiwanese firm, Overseas engineering and Construction Company Limited S.A. Ground was broken in November, 2019.
The contract is for the design and upgrading of 27 miles of road, including the construction of two bridges to replace old ferries at Pueblo Nuevo and Laguna Seca.
Upon completion, the new road will provide a direct and all-weather link between Corozal Town on the Northern Highway and many of the communities to the east of the Progresso Lagoon-John Piles Creek–Laguna Seca Waterway System, including the village of Sarteneja.