IDU awards Transmilenio road construction supervision contracts

The urban development institute (IDU) in Colombian capital Bogotá has awarded the supervision contract for the construction of two lanes to be used by public transport system Transmilenio, IDU reported in a release.

The works are part of the system's third phase and were awarded to a total of two companies and three consortiums, which will supervise the lanes' construction that is slated to last 21-27 months.

The construction of the Carrera 10 lane runs from streets 31 Sur and 30 Sur, and streets Carrera 5 and Carrera 10 will be supervised by consortium Interventorías Troncales 2007, comprised of companies Interventorías y Diseños Interdiseños and Compañía de Estudios e Interventoría. Works are to last 26 months.

The company Poyri Infra was awarded the control over the construction of the exclusive bus lanes along street Carrera 10, between streets 30 Sur and 7. Works are expected run 23-25 months.

Consortium IML - composed of firms MAB Ingeniería y Consultoría, Ingeniería y Consultoría Ingecon and Latino Consult - was awarded supervision over construction of the bus lane along street 10, between streets 7 and 34, and of the lane along street 26, between street 19 and avenue 19. Works will take 23-26 months.

Consortium Intercol - comprised of firms Investigación y Control de Calidad Incosa, Vías y Ambiente Viambiente, Obras y Proyectos RP and Gestión de Proyectos de Ingeniería GPI - was awarded the supervision of lane construction along street 26, between streets Carrera 19 and Transversal 76. This project is slated to last 21-27 months.

Finally, the company Ingenieros Consultores Civiles y Eléctricos Ingetec will be in charge of supervising the construction of the lane Troncal 26, along street 26, expected to last 27 months.

Troncal 26 will total 12.2km, while Troncal Carrera 10 will total 7.2km.

The construction of the two lanes will launch once the pre-construction phase wraps up in June 2008.

Publication: Business News Americas - English News
Provider: Business News Americas
Date: January 2, 2008

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