Start of work to dismantle piles 1 and 2 of the Castro viaduct on the A-6 in Vega de Valcarce – INFO BIERZO

This will be done by cutting the two piles into different parts, which will be loaded by cranes into the means of transport. The expected time for dismantling is estimated at around one month. Simultaneously, research, analysis and testing tasks will be carried out

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) will start tomorrow Wednesday, September 21, the dismantling of piles 1 and 2 of the Castro viaduct, at kilometer 430 towards A Coruña on the A-6, in Vega de Valcarce, as announced last Friday, September 16, by the Secretary of State, Isabel Pardo de Vera.

disassembly This will be done by cutting the two piles into sections which will then be loaded onto means of transport by means of cranes.

The works will be carried out in premises of maximum security and for this reason the the necessary auxiliary means will be positioned outside the viaducts. Once the piles have been removed, data will be analyzed and collected from the remains of the panel of span 2, already demolished, for which the necessary access roads will have to be built. Similarly, tests will also be carried out on disassembled batteries. The removal of rubble from the demolished bay will be carried out in parallel with the collection of data from it.

The expected time for removing the batteries is estimated at about a month. Simultaneously, the research, analysis and dissertation tasks.

Let’s remember that last Saturday was in service one new detour on the A6 for the work of repair ofhe Castro Viaduct. Specific, He opened the New Traffic diversion branch in the pkilometer point (pack) 431 from the highway A6 through one of the tunnels of Pedrafita, avoid the step for the crossing of Pedrafita do Cebreiro.

This new diversion will be used by all vehicles traveling Direction Madrid Yes, in addition, in night window, in transport goods specials. The use of this detour by special transport avoid the need use alternate routes by A52, the PA53 That is the AP9for the What the free of the tolls of the two motorways for this type of vehicles, at night, will cease to be valid, as if announced on August 2.

With the commissioning of this bypass, sand cut in two the average daily intensity of the vehicleThe by crossing Designed by joe do Cebreiro. With himthe crossing of Pedrafita do Cebreiro will receive only traffic to La Coruña, returning to an intensity of traffic similar to that which existed before 7 June 2022, date on the that the current diversions were activated in response to the collapse of two spans of the El Castro viaduct (Autovía Noroeste A-6, kilometer 431).

This new detour is in addition to the transfer between routes already put into service on July 21, at pk 428 of the A-6 motorway, which has made it possible to considerably improve transit times through this detour. With data available through the end of August 2022, almost 97.5% of the time, there was no retention in diversion.

The retentions recorded (2.5% of the time) only corresponded to the central hours of the day on Sundays and public holidays in the direction of Madrid. This new solution, by avoiding the passage through the Pedrafita do Cebreiro crossroads for traffic heading towards Madrid, will improve this situation as well as road safety for pedestrians.

On another side, “progress continues with research work and the project to dismantle and reconstruct the Castro viaducts”, they assured the ministry through a press release sent this Saturday.


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