On this day, the mayor of Huechuraba, Carlos Cuadrado denounced the recently inaugurated highway Vespucci East “does not provide a 21st century level of security“. This is due to the large water accumulations and leaks observed along the route.
A few weeks ago, users published entries on social networks Water seeps through roofs and street walls in both directions, endangering the safety of people traveling on the highway.
In this regard, AVO1 explained in a public statement that “in recent weeks we have observed the presence of water in certain sections of the north-south axis of our highway, in particular in the area of the Centenario Bridge and in the connection” of Costanera Norte East”.
In this sense, they stated that “we are investigating the origin and causes of this situation in collaboration with specialized teams, with the aim of finding a definitive solution in the shortest possible time“.
Likewise, they added: “The onset of this situation coincided with a significant increase in the discharge of the Mapocho River, resulting from the significant increase in rainfall in the central zone this winter., the rainiest in fifteen years. In addition, technical specialists have pointed out the recent reactivation of subsoil layers that lie beneath our road and could cause water to enter some sections of the route.
In this sense, AVO1 reported that remedial measures are being implemented: “This includes sewerage work, washing the runway with water jet machines, sealing walls and constant monitoring of the highway through our high-resolution cameras. These measures are complemented by the availability of our emergency vehicles around the clock, which can intervene immediately in the event of an incident on the road.”
Likewise, they asked users to drive a car. Be careful if you find water on the road and always maintain the maximum permitted speed.”
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely to minimize the impact of this situation and we will continue to work with technical specialists to find a final solution as quickly as possible,” they concluded.