- STARTING/COMPLETION YEAR2015/2017
- BUSINESS AREA Infrastructures
- CLIENTBolivian Highway Administration
- END CLIENTBolivian Highway Administration
THE TECHNICAL SOLUTION
This road is part of the main road network Nº10, being the primary communication route between the Chiquitanía Zone and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. This road is part of the new transport policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, which seeks the integration of the greater productive potential regions with the rest of the country, thus promoting trade. In this sense, the San Ramón-Río Uruguaito section is of vital importance to contribute to the development of the Department of Santa Cruz and the country, as it is a main route for the transport of cargo and passengers.
The San Ramón-San Javier-Concepción-Río Uruguaito road is 132 kilometres long and the work consisted in rehabilitating the existing road surface by recycling a 20/25-cm granular base with a 4.5-cm layer of asphaltic concrete using Portland cement. At the same time, two structures have been built to pass through, the first on the Quízer River and the second on the Uruguaito Stream. The existing drainage system has also been addressed, replacing those crossing works of insufficient capacity and fixing those that were in poor condition.
GHENOVA has carried out the design of the construction project, the supervision of the work executed and the quality control of the same, through the implementation of a complete Soil-Concrete and Asphalt laboratory. For this purpose, a multidisciplinary team has been formed by engineers, topographers, laboratory technicians, secretaries, etc.
As it was a rehabilitation, the proposed route had to be in line with the existing road, in order not to affect the right of way. Despite this, it has been possible to increase the speed of travel by 20 km/h, with the consequent time saving.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROJECT
For GHENOVA, it has been a reference project for the following reasons:
For being the first project of technical and environmental supervision in Bolivia and therefore in South America.
For having integrated into the structure and ways of working of GHENOVA a group of more than 18 technicians, mostly civil engineers.
For ABC’s confidence in our work, which has led to the contracting of more projects with this organisation.