From project management to overcoming technical challenges.
EGIS and SETEC bring all their international experience and high standards in terms of quality, good practices, innovation, ethics and transparency to these projects, together with their capacity to negotiate workable, effective international contracts. The emphasis is also on sustainability, with innovative solutions to extend the lifespan of infrastructure and reduce its vulnerability to the vagaries of climate change.
The New Central Highway
The “Daniel Alcides Carrión” New Central Highway is a long-awaited project connecting Lima with the Junín region in central Peru. Technically, it’s an extremely complex undertaking. A mountain autopista with 2 lanes in each direction and covering over 180 km, the New Central Highway crosses the Andes and 3 Peruvian provinces - Lima, Huarochirí and Yauli - on the way to its destination. This new link is of strategic importance for the development and prosperity of communities in the country’s central Amazonian macro-region, as it opens them up to road access from the country’s capital city, Lima.
Dealing with tricky terrain
The New Central Highway project poses significant technical challenges. The planned new road has a maximum gradient of 6% and minimum radius of 150 m. As it has to pass through mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 4500 m a.s.l., its construction will require numerous tunnels, viaducts and retaining structures.
A road that respects history, geography and the environment
The idea behind the project is to equip Peru with new road infrastructure connecting Lima with the centre of the country, improving communications with the country’s central Amazonian macro-region and bringing new dynamism to the national economy via a global and structured approach to development.
The Green Corridor recommended by PMO VIAS and approved by the Client will facilitate access to the national road network by communities remote from the existing Central Highway.
The new dual-lane highway will pass over the high Andean tablelands, where building density and interference from public utilities is low. It is routed to avoid zones containing important archaeological sites such as the Inca road known as Qhapaq Ñan (now a UNESCO world heritage site), and to reduce the environmental impact in the valleys near Lima and on sensitive ecosystems such as wetland plateaus and nature reserves.
Santa Rosa Expressway
The "Santa Rosa Expressway” project is an elevated urban artery providing faster, more direct access to Lima’s Jorge Chávez international airport. It will include a viaduct running for approximately 4 km above the existing avenida Santa Rosa, with a bi-level junction/interchange connecting vía Costa Verde to the new airport terminal.
A road for the future
A 4 km elevated expressway to reduce travel times
An elevated expressway of height ranging between 8 and 17 metres and with 3 lanes in each direction for most of its trajectory, the VESR project will significantly reduce shuttle times to and from the new terminal at Jorge Chávez airport.
The new road will be used by up to 35 million people every year
The primary objective of the new expressway is to make travel to and from Jorge Chávez international airport easier. It’s estimated that 35 million passengers use the airport every year, and to these we can add the traffic using the new road to get to Callao via an interchange connecting to the district’s principal thoroughfares.
600,000 residents in the three districts of Callao stand to benefit
The new expressway will integrate with the existing urban environment and road network of Callao. For local residents, the new road makes road travel more convenient no matter how far they’re travelling.
Infrastructure that’s inclusive, competitive and sustainable for the city
The VESR project covers an intensively-developed zone with heavy traffic, and therefore it includes a commitment of responsibility towards the community and the environment.
It’s designed to stimulate mobility and integration with the city of Callao, not only via the use of the new infrastructure but also through improvements to existing roads, parks, pavements and cycle paths, and inclusion on public bus transport routes.
The project will generate significant economic benefits by permitting safe and rapid transit to and from the airport. Improved communications mean lower logistics and maintenance costs and shorter travel times, which increases productivity and stimulates economic recovery.
The project applies a sustainable development model, and therefore it will be executed without damage to the environment. To make sure it lives up to these commitments, it includes measures designed to mitigate the impact it causes on the environment and to protect surrounding zones.