The town closes

In order to accelerate the construction process of the second carriageway of avenue 34, at the height of calle 9 sur, including two bridges (western and eastern side) over the intersection of calle 9 sur and complementary works in El Poblado, From this Friday October 15 and for three months there will be a road closure of Carrera 37A between streets 7 south and 9 south, of the platform on the western side of Carrera 37 A, starting from Calle 9 sur plus 100 meters to the north and total restriction of the platform on the south side of Calle 9 Sur with Carrera 37 A.

The works, developed by the Medellín Mayor’s Office through the Medellín Valorization Fund – Fonvalmed-, exceed 20% of execution in just six months.

The intervention is projected on the vehicular road and adjacent areas of Carrera 37A, between Calle 7 Sur and 9 Sur and Calle 7 Sur between Carrera 35 and 37A, in the El Castillo and Los Balsos # 2 neighborhoods, to the southeast.

“As part of the transformation of the Medellín Futuro that we dream of, we will have these road closures that will allow us to significantly save on work time. We thank the entire community in general for their support and understanding within the framework of the execution of these important city projects ”, said the director of Fonvalmed, René Hoyos.

The works in El Poblado will generate appreciation

The two recovery works being carried out in El Poblado will generate 1,470 meters of road, 10,738 square meters of improved public space and 10,525 square meters of green areas. Additionally, they will contribute to urban landscaping, an eco-city with agile, safe and sustainable mobility and the generation of 268 direct and indirect jobs.

“We recommend that all drivers be very attentive to the signs, to the directions of the traffic agents and to plan their trips in advance and to be attentive to the detours,” said the commander of Traffic of Medellín, Luis Fernando Vanegas.

Alternate routes

South-North direction: Those who travel in this direction along Carrera 37A should take Calle 9 Sur towards the east until they return to the height of Carrera 33, return through Calle 8 Sur until Carrera 35, through which they take north to continue its route along Carrera 37A in El Poblado.

Direction north-south: Those who travel in this direction along Carrera 37A should turn west on Calle 7 Sur, take south on Carrera 38 until Calle 9 Sur and again to the West until the first return in front of the Santafé Shopping Center, to return to the east until Carrera 37A and then turn south to continue its route of Carrera 37A. Pedestrians will be able to circulate on the platform on the eastern side of the same road in El Poblado.

With this closure, the route of the Integrated Transportation route of the Metro System, 132ii Aguacatala – EL Poblado – Av. 34 will be diverted to the alternate route, in the south – north or north – south direction, depending on the route.

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