For the decompression of Christ's Savior in Mendoza, a historic and burdened transition to Chile, Argentina is today a new crossroads for the transport of heavy goods, in the south of the province of Cuyo: this is the El Pehuenche Pass, located in Malargüe. , on national road 145, which started to operate from 8 to 18, so the average daily transit of 40 trucks is expected, in addition to tourist transport, which will enable the greater development of the southern Mendoza area.
For the national authorities, this is a new "Biochemical Corridor", as it will not only allow bilateral exchange of production, but will also contribute to other Pacific ports for export. An example is the proximity of the Chilean port city of Concepción, where growth is on the Asian market.
"This new step is a major step forward for logistics and for the trade exchange between Argentina and Chile, we have done important work and worked with our neighboring country to create this new transition for trucks that will shorten the distance, alleviate the transit through the passage of Cristo Redentor and above all a reduction in the basic logistical costs for the growth of the country, "explained Guillermo Dietrich, Minister of Transport of the People.
Thus, the initiative will now reveal the traditional and transport passage to the neighboring country, with Ruta 7. In this way, the game opens, so that Christ the Savior is reduced in number of vehicles: more than 2,500 units pass each day, 40% are freight transport. On the other hand, the heavy freight road, which now allows travel along this route to Chile, includes "closed units"; These are those that create customs at the source and the load does not open until it reaches the target. It also includes dangerous goods, in particular gas and oil, and ballast (empty).
This issue was achieved through an agreement between the national executive body and the Government of Chile, with the tasks of the national motorways and trans-Ananne organisms. As far as the tasks of the Argentine side are concerned, they were linked by the national entity to the provincial roads. It is about building a beach in km 36 RN 145 to collect trucks and gendarmerie in order to carry out controls there so that traffic is going. Even in this first stage of construction, which was designed to condition the passage, the national authority was responsible for cleaning the site, directing water, horizontal and vertical signalization and markers.
"This is marked by the historic event in the south of Mendoza, which opens the ties to the economic and economic development of the regions, which has contributed to the intensive tourism activity, thanks to the joint efforts of both countries, who have endeavored to leave the border on both sides. Pehuenche in transitional form for all types vehicles, commercial links between Argentina and Chile are firmly established. This is a progress not only in communications, but also in the perspective of the economic development of the entire region, "said Patricia Gutiérrez, general manager of National Road.
As early as 2017, the national government completed the Pehuenche Internment Pass paving, making these new parts a crossroads of the real commercial and tourist alternative to Christ the Redeemer to cross Cordillera, which also means the mileage savings for the whole region listed in the Transport portfolio. So far, it has only been used to transport passengers due to a lack of customs infrastructure. Finally, the arguments of the provincial south chambers of commerce enabled the national government, with the support of Chile, to continue the initiative.