Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó | Colombia

Ruta del Cacao Toll Road

A new corridor of approximately 152 km


Project details

Cintra, operating as a consortium with the investment fund Ashmore and the local group Colpatria, will be responsible for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the BBY Toll Road (Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó) in Colombia.

Cintra will be responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of this project, which will be designed and built by the JV led by Ferrovial Agromán. The development of this new corridor with approximately 152 km has an estimated total investment of $2.6 billion Columbian Pesos (approximately 880 million euro).

The concession term will be 25 years (with the option of 4 additional years) from the signing of the agreement, divided up into 1 year of studies and design, 5 years of construction and 19 years of operation.


Project details

This project includes rehabilitation and improvement activities on existing roads and newly-built sections to create a corridor of more or less 152 km, 95 of them dual carriageway (two lanes in each direction) between Bucaramanga and Barrancabermeja.

The infrastructure will have two tunnels (with a total length of 5.96 km) and 34 new viaducts and bridges.
The BBY toll road will be based on an availability payment system and an explicit shadow toll system.

LATAM, an emerging market

Through this new project in Colombia, Cintra reestablishes its presence and commitment to LATAM after having managed assets in Colombia and Chile in 1990 and 2000.

Local development


This project will improve the eastern connections with the country's major oil-producing centres, directly benefiting the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Barrancabermeja and Yondó. Furthermore, this section will improve traffic conditions in the region, consolidating economic development and promoting employment and the local supply chain of the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Barrancabermeja and Yondó, among others.

  • TipoDescripción
    ConcessionaireEstructura Plural Cintra-Concesia.
    LocationBucaramanga-Barrancabermeja - Yondó, Colombia
    CustomerAgencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI) of Colombia
    Equality structure40% Cintra Infraestructuras Colombia S.A.S.
    30% Ashmore
    30% Mercantil Colpatria
    Opening date2021
    Concession start date2015
    Concession end date2040
    Duration25 years (option of 4 additional years)
    PurposeDesign, construction, financing, operation and maintenance
    Managed investment€880 M
    Jobs created4,900
    Lenght of the highway152 km
    Number of lanes2 lanes each way
    Toll systemExplicit toll
    Payment methods acceptedAvailability payment + toll revenues