The Line 1 Quito Metro-ACCIONA Consortium is handing back the spaces affected by the metro construction project, having completed the works to improve them or return them to their original state.
As with all major infrastructure projects undertaken in large cities, the works for Line 1 of the Quito metro have used many of the city’s public spaces. In fact, more than 75 works sites were created in carrying out the project.
On Monday 27 July, the Consortium delivered four sports pitches to the client and the community, located above Cardenal de la Torre station in the southern part of the city.In the coming days, part of the iconic La Carolina Park is also due to be returned, which was affected by construction of two metro stations, Iñaquito and Carolina.
Other spaces located in different parts of the city along the route of the new metro line have previously been handed back as part of a gradual process.The reinstatement works carried out over the last two months include major avenues such as Av. Marchena, where one of the accesses to Universidad Central station is located, or the space around Quebrada de Río Grande, where 381 trees have been planted with native species and the paths have been improved for users.Various municipal areas have also been reinstated where a variety of ventilation, pumping and emergency shafts are located.
The project is currently more than 96% complete with the architectural finishes now being put in place, together with the electromechanical installation works so that track can be subsequently tested.
Throughout the project’s life cycle, the Social Responsibility unit of the Line 1 Quito Metro-ACCIONA Consortium has actively supported the social management work carried out by EPMMQ to reduce the significant impacts, both in the execution of the metro works and in reinstating the affected public spaces, especially on the most vulnerable groups, while maintaining constant communication with the community.