The consortium led by Ineco, together with the Brazilian engineering company EBEI, will continue to support the mixed-capital company DERSA (Desenvolvimiento Rodoviário S.A. in which the State of São Paulo is a shareholder) in the coordination of contracts and the different agencies that take part in the ring road works in São Paulo, known as Rodoanel Mário Covas, which opened in 2002. The conclusion of work on the north section, anticipated for late 2018, will mark the completion of the 177 kilometre ring road around the city which has a daily traffic of 65,000 vehicles.
The last north section, which is 43.86 kilometres long, is the most complex due to its location, since it is limited in the north by the Sierra de Cantareira Forest Reserve and in the south by the residential zones in the São Paulo metropolitan area. The current alignment lies between the hillsides of the Sierra de Cantareira and the borders of the urban landscape of São Paulo. It is designed for a maximum speed of 100 km/h, it has three and four lanes, depending on the area; it has also required the construction of seven tunnels and 111 bridges and viaducts. Among other activities, Ineco coordinates the project planning, expropriations and environmental actions.
In the picture, Ineco engineers José L. Pancorbo and José Isidro Díaz, general coordinator of the consortium office.