The new Autopista del Coral linking La Romana with Punta Cana and all points east is now open to traffic.
Driving times from Punta Cana to La Romana are now down from over an hour to about 35 mins, while the trip to Punta Cana – Santo Domingo is reduced from three to two hours.
Expreso Bávaro, the only direct bus service to and from the capital, has a new timetable: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm (Departures in both directions.) All buses from Santo Domingo now go to Punta Cana International Airport. Journey time reduced from 4 to 3 hours.