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Chili : important contrat d’urbanisme à Calama

Chile: major urban-planning contract in Calama

Efforts to improve connections to one of the key thoroughfares in Calama – a mining town located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile – have led to the most important urban-planning contract ever awarded to Bitumix, via its division, Antofagasta.

There are many vehicles in Calama, but the town’s streets are relatively narrow. Consequently, the main roads had to be widened and intersections improved. Concretely, the project calls for 100,000 square metres’ worth of redevelopment, including building a central reservation, renewing traffic lights and asphalt surfaces, developing 2.9 kilometres of bicycle paths, and installing green spaces, public lighting, a drinking-water network, and a sewerage system.

This two-year project, awarded in June 2016, includes four delivery stages – a measure designed to minimise inconvenience to local residents.

Throughout the design and implementation phases, Bitumix has been working closely with the municipality and the client – but also and mainly with the community. Every meeting with local residents’ associations is an opportunity to answer questions, review project progress, and present forthcoming construction deadlines, to which Bitumix has complied since the beginning of the project.

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