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Bicentennial Overpass Closes Because of CAPAMA Leak

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 January, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 5 January) Just 44 days after the grand opening of the Bicentennial Overpass on Avenida Cuauhtémoc, the through lanes leading out of town were closed down for more than 15 hours on Saturday. One of CAPAMA’s water lines had broken. It was buried under an exit ramp of the elevated roadway. CAPAMA’s usual excuse for line breaks and leaks is that the infrastructure is so old. They said the constant vehicle traffic overhead cause the water main to break. This begs the question why CAPAMA left the pipes in that condition during construction, as the utility had the chance to make repairs while the trenches were open. For all day Saturday, until 8 pm, traffic on Cuauhtémoc was chaotic, with long lines of stopped traffic in both directions while CAPAMA’s workers picked away at the new pavement.

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