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Medellin-Bogota Highway at Kilometer 73, December 14, 2019 Medellin-Bogota Highway at Kilometer 73, December 14, 2019 Source: Invias

Update: Medellin-Bogota Highway Reopens 24 Hours/Day at San Luis Landslide Site

Infrastructure Written by  Monday, 16 December 2019 13:02 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Colombia’s national highway agency (Invias) announced late December 14 that sufficient progress on clearing a November 13 landslide at kilometer 73 (San Luis) of the Medellin-Bogota Highway has now enabled 24 hours/day traffic flows in both directions.

To date, more than 102,000 cubic meters of dirt and rocks have been removed from the landslide-site, while 73 machines and 82 workers also have enabled construction of terraces, channels and filtration systems on the affected mountainside, which will help prevent future landslides.

“Invias will continue working to execute complementary works of channels, drains, conformation of terraces as well as with the evaluation of the physical conditions of the site in order to guarantee the safety of users in this important road corridor,” the agency added.

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