PALOMARES 1 ROUNDABOUT
Sacyr Chile S.A.
Structural design of 2 Underpasses located in a Roundabout. Their abutments are placed over the embankment made by Mechanically stabilized Earth (MSE).
The foundation soil has serious problems of consolidation (time-depending deformation), with vertical settlement over 1.0 meter. At the first stage, the Embankment was built. Then, after 6 months of preload, their abutments were built over the Embankments. This construction method is seismically stable and have been used several times in Chile for soils highly deformable.
Cabrero – Concepcion Highway, Chile
25 November, 2016