Sunday , October 17 2021

Replacement of holidaymakers in February: Santiago will leave 360,000 vehicles at the weekend

In the weekend, just over 359,527 cars will be taken out of the capital using conurbated interurban routes, while another 292,472 will arrive in the Metropolitan region, among traditional holiday travelers in early February.

According to the authorities, the largest outflows are expected to be concentrated on Friday, February 1, at. 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturday, February 2, Meanwhile, to return, estimates show that the biggest streams will take place on Sunday, February 3, at. 18.00 to 24 hours.

Public Works Minister Lucas Palacios said that the planned work has been carried out between the Ministry of Transport, Carabineros and Concessionaires to avoid major bottlenecks at critical points of the road.

"The invitation is to use the" Travel Your Trip "program so that they know the events and times so they can customize their trips to avoid taco, and the invitation is that they dare to use toll collection, as we can see that many device owners only use manual cabs, using toll collection faster and without problems, ”said Palacios.

Meanwhile, General Traffic, Road and Traffic Safety, Manuel Valdés, said that Carabineros had implemented a road safety plan on all national roads, which has so far had a positive balance, he said.

"We are trying to avoid accidents and injuries, it is important to review the vehicle's mechanical conditions and keep concentration while driving, rather than drowning," he said.

It should be noted that the Emergency Plan for this Sunday, February 3, was as follows:

Route 68 (Santiago-Valparaíso-Viña del Mar)

– Extension of the route (4 × 1) to Santiago from Enlace Algarrobo (km 66) to Zapata toll (km 59), from 19 to 24 hours.

– Extension of the route (3 × 1) to Santiago from Lo Prado toll (km 18) to Enlace Costanera (km 9.5), from 19 to 24 hours.

Route 5 South (Santiago-Talca)

– Extension of the route (3 × 1) in the direction of Santiago from the Rancagua ring road (km 70) to the old Angostura toll section (km 57), from 18:00 to 24:00.

Route 78 (Santiago-San Antonio)

– Extension of the route (3 × 1) to Santiago from Melipilla 1 toll booth (km 66) to Malloco link (km 27) from 14:00 to 20:30.

Other activities

El Melón Tunnel: If necessary, one way will be applied due to high flows.

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