26 Jun 2019 8:28am
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Ilo – Desaguadero road, Peru

 

The section V of the Ilo-Desaguadero road is located in a saddle of the Andes, connecting the Ilo port and the town of Desaguadero at the border between Peru and Bolivia. It represents the shortest connection between Bolivia and the Pacific. This section is located at the altitude between 4.500 and 4.786 meters, in the area affected by difficult climate.

 

Employer
Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction, Lima, Peru
Road section
section length
31.3
km
carriage width
2 x 3,3
m
shoulders
2 x 1,2
m
Main quantities of works
earth works
350.000
m3
rock fill
240.000
m3
sub-base
92.000
m3
geotextile
300.000
m2
asphalt
48.400
t
concrete
5.500
m3
drain pipes
25.500
m

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