Vinci Highways has completed a 2km tunnel for Lima’s main expressway in Peru.
The project included 24km of new road with a 2km tunnel under the Rímac River - the first of its kind in Peru - and 13 viaducts delivered in a geologically complex and densely populated area.
Over 5,000 skilled workers from Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Sixsense, Vinci Energies and Soletanche Bachy worked on the project, which took 15 months to complete.
Vinci Highways chairman Fadi Selwan said: “With section 2 of Lima’s expressway, Vinci Highways is delivering and preparing to operate modern, environment-friendly infrastructure. By improving urban mobility, we will support the growth of a city in great development. This project is the perfect illustration of our values: a partnership approach with public authorities, quality and safety for drivers, and the sharing of our expertise with our local teams.
“The project also demonstrates Vinci Highways’ capacity to make a success of major brownfield motorway projects in complex environments.”
The new section of road will serve Lima’s business districts and 40,000 vehicles are expected to use it daily.