how long is going to continue to deteriorate the road network in Spanish? Our leaders speak of recovery of employment and economic growth, but the investment in the conservation of the arteries of our country takes years to free-fall. The Spanish Road Association (AEC) has recently presented its latest report on “Investment Needs in Conservation”, and the results aren’t encouraging. are Eligible to hold the state of our roads, where the deficit in conservation increased by 7% from 2013.
Follow the trend of the deterioration of the road network, by 2020 there will be reconstruct a good part of the same.
Since 1985, the AEC has carried out annual campaigns of visual inspection of the road network, as well as an economic analysis of the needs of investment in conservation – independent investment in new roads. In 2005, the general state of the roads was approved, but in 2015 as we approach the limit of the “very poor”. It would take an investment of 6.617 million euros to return the road network to an acceptable state. This deficit in conservation is mainly autonomic.
The Network of State Highways (25.974 km) needs to 2,035 million euros (6.617 euros per kilometer) to get back to a good state, but is the Network-Autonomic (75.446 kilometres) the most affected, need to 4.582 million euros in investment, or 66.244 € per kilometer. To reach this conclusion, a team of 10 technicians from the AEC have been examined to 3,000 stretches intercity highway of 100 meters of length, chosen at random – excluding cities and toll roads.
in Addition, we have examined a 3,000-vertical signs code, 900 kilometres of road markings, 175 miles of metal barriers and 25,000 items of marking. conclusions to the ones that have arrived are listed below.
Firm: the eternal pending subject, even more scarcely
In 2009 it invested 4.054 million in conservation the firm, in 2016 have budgeted only 2.383 million – 189 more than in 2015.
94% of the total deficit in investment in conservation belongs exclusively to the firm. Again, it is the state of the roads to autonomous the more deteriorated: your note has been worsened by 11.5% from 2013, while the state roads have worsened his note at 4%. By Autonomous Communities, not all are shadows: the Basque Country, the Valencian Community and Extremadura still get a good note. Only Cantabria, Galicia and Aragon to improve his note. Aragon, La Rioja and Asturias are the worst notes of the country in state of the firm.
According to the AEC, having been kept by the investment firm at around 3,000 million euros per year, would not have come to this situation. “Every euro not invested in time becomes 5 € to three years and € 25 for the five”, collected in Coches.net citing the AEC. Let’s look at a map which includes the state through the firm, divided by Autonomous Communities. For more details, I urge you to check the PDF with the conclusions of the report published by the Spanish Association of the Road.
We are the users of the road that we ended up paying for the poor state of the firm, in the form of an accelerated wear of our vehicles (shock absorbers, brakes) and into the future, in the form of a higher tax burden – the necessary repairs to reach more magnitude. The study does not take into account the prejudice to road safety, very difficult to quantify. Recognize that a firm in a good state forgives a greater extent by human errors, and prevents accidents with a bad firm will occur.
Meanwhile, it will install speed humps at full M-40 madrid, somewhat inexplicable.
Signaling vertical and horizontal: they still retain the approved
even Though it gets a score that scrapes the approved (4.8 in state roads and 4.5 in autonomic) have seen a slight improvement in the vertical signage. AEC estimates that it should replace some 390,000 signals, too worn and hardly visible. The horizontal signage – road markings painted – has also improved in both competitions, even at the approved height. Your maintenance is, luckily, much more affordable and simple than that of the firm, the true slop.
The marking is in good condition, but not today
it is Not all dark points in the report from the AEC on our roads. The marking of our road network – which sets out the roads with points reflective – enters the remarkable high for the network state and touches the remarkable in-network autonomic, improving significantly with respect to 2013. You can not say the same of the today metal, whose state gets worse and goes even more in suspense, without exceeding the 4.6 in the state network. it Would be necessary for an investment of 229 million at this point.
Lighting: only 11% of the lights light correctly
For years, many roads, and knots also had excellent lighting. Today, they are all shadows – figurative and literally.
I Remember driving years ago, by the arteries of the ring of Madrid. Everything was illuminated, and it was really comfortable and secure flow through them. On my last visit – even though the trend comes from years ago – I remember driving in complete darkness in his great majority. Some nodes of roads were in complete darkness, creating in my opinion a serious detriment to road safety. According to the AEC, this is one of the most black of our roads, and one of the most it has gotten worse.
, Only 11% of the luminaries of our roads to light properly, by either lighting power or direction of the light. Do not take into account the multitude of lights that no longer light up. Of the 89% remaining, there is an enormous disparity ranges of illuminance: the 11% shimmers excessively – generating problems of chiaroscuro when we left your area of influence – and an overwhelming 78% illuminates less than it should, looking for a lower power expenditure. In 2012, only 36% were illuminating less of the account.