Type of work

Roads

Despeñaperros Variant, Spain

Spain

  • Despeñaperros Bypass
  • Despeñaperros Bypass
  • Cantera Tunnel
  • Cantera Tunnel mouth
  • Despeñaperros Tunnel
  • Despeñaperros Bypass
  • Despeñaperros Bypass
  • Despeñaperros Bypass
  • Cantera Tunnel
  • Cantera Tunnel mouth
  • Despeñaperros Tunnel
  • Despeñaperros Bypass

Description

The Despeñaperros variant consists of a double roadway with three lanes of traffic in each direction. With a length of 9.4 kilometers most all of the route runs through undulating topography with rugged terrain, within the Despeñaperros Natural Park.

The layout of the new roadway constitutes a succession of viaducts and tunnels, whose lengths represents 73% of the total. Between the two roads there are a total of 12 viaducts, with lengths between 156 – 580 meters, and 5 excavation tunnels from 197 to 1,925 meters long.