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Part of Autopista Siglo XXI Collapsed

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:48 (61 days ago)

A few days ago a huge crack formed in the Autopista Siglo XXI near Km 154 from Morelia, and it continued opening until eventually a huge section of the road and hillside broke loose and sank several meters. Two alternate routes have been set up for light and heavy vehicles.

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Part of Autopista Siglo XXI Collapsed

by midalake @, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 11:21 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wow, not good. Good thing no one got swallowed up.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 13:13 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Ugh, that doesn't look like an easy or quick fix. There seems to be lots of traffic being diverted south to Acapulco so the highway out by Sam's is very busy. Just an FYI.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 14:13 (61 days ago) @ hromero

Ugh, that doesn't look like an easy or quick fix. There seems to be lots of traffic being diverted south to Acapulco so the highway out by Sam's is very busy. Just an FYI.

I believe I read that about 3 weeks is the projection for getting the autopista fixed and operational, so expect about 3 times that. It doesn't seem to be deterring tourists from El Bajío. I counted 5 buses by Plaza Kioto this morning that I could see, and I've noticed families walking around that seem well dressed, so it looks like folks are still arriving by both bus and private vehicle.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 00:05 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

A few days ago a huge crack formed in the Autopista Siglo XXI near Km 154 from Morelia, and it continued opening until eventually a huge section of the road and hillside broke loose and sank several meters. Two alternate routes have been set up for light and heavy vehicles.

5/29/2021
@ZihuaRob

Do you think that los Ingenieros will be held accountable, and/or other public officials who participated in the construction of that highway?

Fortunately unlike the collapse earlier this month of Línea 12 del Metro en CDMX, no lives were lost.

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by catlover, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 07:52 (60 days ago) @ jaui
edited by catlover, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 09:26

Dream on. When's the last time you heard of a public official be held accountable for any public project that failed?

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 13:25 (60 days ago) @ catlover

Dream on. When's the last time you heard of a public official be held accountable for any public project that failed?

30_V_2021

@catlover

For the most part, even IF a public official is "held accountable" and as they always say:
"hasta las últimas consecuencias",
rarely is a verdict reached, and the law gets applied to whomever was responsible or played a role in whatever happened.

To answer your question: Last week!
I do listen daily at 1-3 p.m. to the news program "Enfoque" on Radio Mil with Adriana Pérez Cañedo, from CDMX. https://radiomil.com.mx/
She has been regularly mentioning about the various people who may be involved, and being "held accountable" for the incident of the collapse of Línea 12 del Metro en la CDMX in early May.
Whether or not anyone gets prosecuted and "las últimas consecuencias " are applied, probably not. :vivamexico:

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by Keytime @, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 14:23 (60 days ago) @ jaui

This looks like an event that would happen during a rainy season, but it did not. It will be interesting to see if they hire a geologist for repairs or if they ever did hire a geologist for the original construction. Ground collapse's can often occur due to Ground Water Depletion. Photos indicate that the Reservoir is very low.

How many times does this happen on Hwy 101?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 14:44 (60 days ago) @ Keytime

This looks like an event that would happen during a rainy season, but it did not. It will be interesting to see if they hire a geologist for repairs or if they ever did hire a geologist for the original construction. Ground collapse's can often occur due to Ground Water Depletion. Photos indicate that the Reservoir is very low.

How many times does this happen on Hwy 101?

Where's Highway 101?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 15:01 (60 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

California, and yes it happens there not infrequently.

Big difference is that here, there is almost immediately a way to get through, via a detour or temporary side road. In California, the road is shut for a LONG time and you are screwed. Eventually there may or may not be a detour provided.

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by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 15:15 (60 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I believe you're referring to California's Highway 1, the coast road. 101 is inland.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 16:07 (60 days ago) @ mexicoman

They are one and the same in places. Both highways regularly have problems, especially 1.

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by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 17:48 (60 days ago) @ Talley Ho

State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. ... SR 1 also at times runs concurrently with US 101, most notably through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge

Of the 650+ miles my guess is 10-15% is overlap.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:33 (59 days ago) @ mexicoman

State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. ... SR 1 also at times runs concurrently with US 101, most notably through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge

Of the 650+ miles my guess is 10-15% is overlap.

HEY THANKS, I GUESS Y'ALL ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

It ain't in Zihuatanejo.

Jeeeeezzzzz

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 19:58 (59 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 30, 2021, 21:18 (59 days ago) @ jaui

A few days ago a huge crack formed in the Autopista Siglo XXI near Km 154 from Morelia, and it continued opening until eventually a huge section of the road and hillside broke loose and sank several meters. Two alternate routes have been set up for light and heavy vehicles.


5/29/2021
@ZihuaRob

Do you think that los Ingenieros will be held accountable, and/or other public officials who participated in the construction of that highway?

Fortunately unlike the collapse earlier this month of Línea 12 del Metro en CDMX, no lives were lost.

It looks like there will be an investigation into two previous governors of Morelia and a well known corrupt business named Odebrecht. Perhaps you've heard of them?

Investigar a Odebrecht-Batel-Godoy por daños a autopista: Cristóbal

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by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Monday, May 31, 2021, 09:21 (59 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Engineers: We have to do X to make the project safe and reliable.

Politicians and accountants: We can't do X because it costs too much and takes too long.

Public: :lunatic: