Within the roads that make up the Access to the City of Buenos Aires, is the Autopista La Plata – Buenos Aires, characterized as a means of rapid transit, with controlled access, located in the coastal axis of the Metropolitan Region, part the corridor north – south linking the cities of Santa Fe, Rosario, Buenos Aires and La Plata. Interconnection with other accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, is via Highway 25 May with which abuts in its current header in Buenos Aires, leading the transition to the City, the western access to the Highway Dellepiane, Richieri and Ezeiza – Cañuelas and Avenida General Paz…
Its route links the city of La Plata in Buenos Aires, along a road axis of 50 km. long, evolving into its extension the Hudson branch – Rotonda Gutiérrez 9 Km in length.
This highway is considered a coastal axis that funnels traffic crossing the coast near Rio de La Plata metropolitan area and its hinterland is characterized by having a population greater than 50% of the metropolitan region.
In July 1995 the first stretch between the City of Buenos Aires and the Municipality of Quilmes is enabled. In November of the same year the section is completed to Rotonda Gutiérrez, developing a path of 35 km. in length. The two lanes in each direction of movement enabled, allowed to interconnect the city of Buenos Aires in Avellaneda, Wilde, Bernal, Quilmes, Berazategui, and Florencio Varela Hudson, to the junction with the Centennial Trail through which we arrive at the city of La Silver and Route 2 connected to the Atlantic Coast, in September 2006 Bernal exit at km 17 was enabled.
The Concessionaire has undertaken important works from the initial authorization in 1995, the most relevant: Distributor Rotonda Gutiérrez (1996); the second stage of the bridge over the Riachuelo with access viaducts (1999); Distributor Berazategui (1999); new roads linking the Southeast Access Bridge height Sarandi (1997 and 1999); footbridges and intensive afforestation plan along entire route, where they have planted more than 16,000 specimens.
La Plata 21.5 km – In May 2002, the Hudson section is enabled. long, with two lanes of traffic. Allow yourself this section linking the city of La Plata in Buenos Aires, in half an hour ride in addition to becoming a primary route of interconnection with the industrial area of Ensenada. Thus, the development of the route of the motorway facilitates circulation in the Centenary Highway and General Belgrano, which are improved circulation intercity local traffic.
Features Design of Highway La Plata Buenos Aires
The highway has a length of 59 km built on a new track.
Lanes distribution is:
- Since the beginning -km 3- (junction with Highway 25 May) to the vicinity of Santo Domingo Channel (km 12.5) has four lanes in each direction of movement.
- > From km 12.5 to Hudson continues with two lanes, and in the future will have four.
- From Hudson to Gutiérrez (km 39) roundabout has two lanes.
The final stretch Hudson – La Plata (km 53), has two lanes in each direction, which in the future will expand to three.
There are five toll plazas, two trunks, Dock Sud (km 7) and Hudson (km 30), and three branch, Quilmes (km 21), Berazategui (km 26) and the Toll Bernal (km 17)
The motorway service areas available, distributed to over the course of the following:
At the height of km 13 two service areas, one in each direction, Repsol-YPF licensed to lie; at Km 48.5 in Buenos Aires La Plata sense and at Km 36.5, in La Plata Buenos Aires sense, are the two concession areas to Shell CAPSA
In Toll Areas users have: public, health telephones, vending services, remises, public service and information number.
Areas of Service concession to Repsol YPF and Shell CAPSA offer office users fuels, lubricants, tire shop, toilets, mini markets, fast food, ATMs and public telephones.
Throughout the trace, are distributed, each approximately 700 m, the SOS posts, which allow the user communication with the Centre of Emergency (CAE).
The CAE is responsible for assisting users, serving light mechanical and trailer to the first exit, health care and emergency in case of accidents through continuing medical unit and information services relief.
Users also have the ability to perform queries and complaints to emergencies from any cell phone via short code * 288.
The main advantages of Highway La Plata – Buenos Aires are:
reducing travel time; significant savings in fuel consumption; decongestion of the interurban arteries; reducing rates from traffic accidents, in short circular with a significant increase in comfort and safety.