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Old 05-28-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Flyover closed for ten days

PLAYA DEL CARMEN , SOLIDARITY , May 27, - . The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT ) begins with the work to repair the vehicle bridge Boulevard Playa del Carmen , for which permanently closed for ten days from the avenue July 28 to Arco vial, south - side end-to - north-south direction, so that the Municipal Transit will implement an operation to divert vehicular traffic units to the satellite arc will serve as alternates .
It should be mentioned that several months ago that leading engineers , architects and society in general , expressed their dissatisfaction with the poor quality of the work in question , which already has cracks and crevices in several sections , to which the SCT determined repair bridge reference work for since I took office had not given maintenance.
At the time it was noted that the road bridge had not been formally handed over to the local municipality , for proper maintenance , and although the supervisory bodies said at the time that the roads should be maintained every three months , the fact is that never happened, which led to a series of flaws that now try to repair before a tragedy occurs.
From this day for ten days and will be closed circulation in north-south direction from the July 28th avenue to the Arc Road , south side, at the junction with the Maya Center shopping plaza , so that the elements of Municipal Transit will be focused on the direct road to alternative sites such as the vial in question arc or on the same boulevard Playa del Carmen , but at the bottom.
This will bring a huge problem for motorists who use the bridge daily referring to shorten distances and time , since before the bridge took office , to pass through the city wearing little more than an hour , however, commissioning functions takes about ten minutes to cross from end to end.
Thus, the SCT perform maintenance work that will last ten days from today the road is closed, in a north- south direction , so drivers of motor vehicles is recommended to leave a little early to avoid disappointment because a large backlog that will try to control the elements that would Municipal Traffic diverting flow to the Arco Vial expected.
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That's going to make driving across town less fun. I think I will stick to the Arco.
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'Flyover' means 'overpass' in American highway lingo, and Avenida 28 Julio is the name for the western portion of Calle 106 (i.e., the portion of Calle 106 going west after it crosses under the highway).

So it sounds like the 'highway overpass' at Calle 106 is being closed on the north end of town (due to shoddy construction), and highway traffic is being diverted west to Arco Vial all the way down to Centro Maya (where Soriana is), effectively shutting down the entire roller-coaster highway itself along its whole length through town. Can this be right? (I hope I read that wrong)

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'Flyover' means 'overpass' in American highway lingo, and Avenida 28 Julio is the name for the western portion of Calle 106 (i.e., the portion of Calle 106 going west after it crosses under the highway).

So it sounds like the 'highway overpass' at Calle 106 is being closed on the north end of town (due to shoddy construction), and highway traffic is being diverted west to Arco Vial all the way down to Centro Maya (where Soriana is), effectively shutting down the entire roller-coaster highway itself along its whole length through town. Can this be right? (I hope I read that wrong)
Yes I think you're right. I'll head out to Centro Maya on my bike in a bit to check it out. It sounds like they're diverting traffic to the Arco so that will be a mess with all the truck traffic.
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Just walked over to the highway for a ground-level look-up look-see - plenty of north-bound traffic, but didn't see any south-bound, so probably doing one half of the overpass at a time (which accounts for the 'north-to-south' wording in the article). So, if you're coming from Cancun....

I didn't check to see if the south-bound on-ramps are open south of Calle 106 (e.g., Constituyentes, Juarez, etc.) - waiting for a driver report on that.
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Rode my bike from Liverpool to Juarez and nothing blocked off so far. Must be a different today.
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10 days

i bet they finish early. any takers?
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I drove the flyover this morning from south to north, but after reading the article, now I am noticing the HUGE cracks in the roadway, especially where the road joins the exit ramps. I will be staying off the thing entirely now, and staying out from underneath it as well. Overkill? Maybe, but I'm doing it anyway.
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I remember when they were building those. I was very wary of them then. I remember one I saw that the work was just beginning. The holes where the pillars or supports go in didn't look near deep enough. Wondered then about the quality of the construction. The on/off ramps don't seem right to me either. Everyone stay safe!
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I drove the flyover this morning from south to north, but after reading the article, now I am noticing the HUGE cracks in the roadway, especially where the road joins the exit ramps. I will be staying off the thing entirely now, and staying out from underneath it as well. Overkill? Maybe, but I'm doing it anyway.

Better safe than sorry.

You've got an expert on inadequate overpass construction living down there if he's still around. Brian something or other, big shot with the local fire dept. You might ask him about the safety of that structure.
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Better safe than sorry.

You've got an expert on inadequate overpass construction living down there if he's still around. Brian something or other, big shot with the local fire dept. You might ask him about the safety of that structure.
Yes. He's a fireman. Not sure if Brian is an expert on highway engineering
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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, SOLIDARITY , May 28 - . Upon starting work for the maintenance of vehicular bridge boulevard Playa del Carmen , an impressive bottling collapsed traffic flow in this demarcation was recorded , at which several citizens demanded that the authorities compliance with the terms set to culminate with them, in a timely manner .
From 03:00 pm yesterday, officials of the Directorate of Municipal Transit was given the task of blocking all access to the vehicular bridge boulevard Playa del Carmen in the north -south direction , as it would be starting to work for the maintenance of construction joints in which it intends to disburse an investment of 2.5 million dollars from the federal government through the Ministry of Communications and Transport ( SCT) .
Broadcast 0700 traffic flow became unbearable , since the vast majority ignored the announcement concerning the closure of the road in question and had no other choice but to use the lower part , which earned them serious problems to get to their jobs or to take their children to school.
The cry of despair of motorists was in the sense of being aware of the need to provide ongoing maintenance to construction joints of the bridge in question , because with this tragedy would avoid the imminent risk of a crash, however, expect that those responsible for the work on time and compliance with set times to reopen the movement on the bridge in question.
According to statements issued days before the permanent closure of the road in question provides that the work carry ten days to conclude , therefore demanded that this term is fulfilled in a timely manner , as emerging or alternative ways to address the problem of bottlenecks are insufficient for the number of vehicles using the bridge in question to shorten distances and times .
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Wow! I thought that bridge went up quick considering bridge construction takes several years in the states....
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Wow! I thought that bridge went up quick considering bridge construction takes several years in the states....
17 months for this one
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For a moment there I thought that was your bet on what "ten days" of road closure for repairs really meant.

Mine is five weeks. . .
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