Chamixto Overpass to Benefit Thousands in Mexico CityBy Emilio Aristegui | Fri, 09/23/2022 - 15:25
The Mexico City government finalized the Chamixto overpass in Cuajimalpa, with Governor Claudia Sheinbaum highlighting that the project will enable better transfers for local residents.
Mexico City poured an MX$85 million (US$4.2 million) investment to speed up transfers through the construction of the overpass, reducing them from 40 minutes to 5 minutes and benefiting about 120,000 inhabitants of Cuajimalpa. The project was inaugurated by Sheinbaum on Sep. 21, 2022.
“I am very pleased to be able to fulfill [these projects]. I think that, for many years, many governments arrived, promised and then left and left without fulfilling the commitments they made. And there is no greater satisfaction for a ruler than being able to fulfill [our commitments with the] citizenship, and in this case we are complying and we also do it jointly with the Mayor of Cuajimalpa,” said Sheinbaum, according to a government press release.
Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, Minister of Works and Services, explained that the new Chamixto overpass has a total length of 420 meters and a 200-meter long, 12-meters deep tunnel. It also has a 50-meter long bridge with hydraulic pavement. Its construction involved the excavation of 8,700 cubic meters and the construction of 449 secant piles. “This is what helped us to confine the land, that is, we drilled, we built a pile, since we had a barrier of piles and two walls of piles, we would put some tablets on top and then we would start digging,” said Esteva.
During the overpass’ inauguration, Sheinbaum also addressed Cuajimalpa’s historical demand for a General Hospital, which forced the local government to develop the General Hospital of Cuajimalpa Project. The city’s governor assured that the hospital will begin operations with all its services in less than two weeks after the inauguration of the Chamixto overpass.
"It was shown that the works that for years we had been waiting for could be generated, such as this great bridge that today allows the community of San Pablo Chimalpa, Loma del Padre, Cuajimalpa Centro, to have better connectivity," said Adrián Rubalcava Suárez, Mayor of Cuajimalpa.