The closure is due to water leaks in recent weeks, so studies and repairs will be carried out.
The Undersecretary of Public Works, José Andrés Herreraconfirmed the closure of the Mapocho Branch from Américo Vespucio Oriente Highway (AVO I) for carrying out studies and repairs following the water leaks that have been registered in recent weeks.
This section, in an eastern direction that circulates just below the Mapocho Riverhas a length of about 900 metros and connects directly to the Costanera Norte highway.
Vespucio Oriente Highway
“We would like to share with the citizens that we are constantly monitoring the situation in order to make decisions that allow, first of all, protect the integrity and security of users of this part of the highway,” said the authority.
Through a statement, the company clarified that there is no risk of collapse against water filtration and that only 5% of the total route is the one that has been affected through water on the road.
Alternative to the east
From the same Vespucio Oriente Highway they announced the alternative that exists for the temporary closure of Exit 1, Costanera Norte of the Vespucio Oriente tunnel heading south.
For those who go from Hechuraba should address “towards the east through Exit 2A, Costanera Sur to connect to Escrivá de Balaguer to the east or west“, they stated on social networks.
⚠️Attention, be informed #Closing temporary Exit 1, Costanera Norte tunnel #VespucioOriente heading south, for water leak mitigation work. Head east through Exit 2A, Costanera Sur to connect to Escrivá de Balaguer to the east or… pic.twitter.com/Y4kJ1tH2W6
— Vespucio Oriente Highway 1 (@avo_transito) September 28, 2023