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Construction on Avenida Ordóñez Lasso Advancing

The construction project for widening Ordóñez Lasso has been carrying on independently of the TranVia construction project, but both projects have made one big pain in the neck for getting through/around in Gringolandia.

There was a little positive news this week as Calle Los Cedros opens back up to two-way traffic and, closer to Supermaxi Las Americas, Calle Los Laureles is reversing directions back to its original cut-through from Ordóñez Lasso up to Tejar.

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Here is your bus to SuperMaxi Las Americas: Changes to the 3 and the 8

The Bad News: The 8 has been changed YET AGAIN in just a few weeks.
The Good News: The 8 is going past Supermaxi Las Americas the closest.

There was no word of this yesterday, but this morning, we got this update for the 3 and the 8 lines near Supermaxi.

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As you can see above, the 8 has now shifted northward, instead of turning off with every other bus in El Centro going south, the 8 now continues across on Vega Muñoz and cuts over to Las Americas the way the 16, 28, and 100 used to but no longer does.

There is a stop just before it turns right off of Las Americas called simply “Supermaxi” where you can now get off within a couple of blocks of the store rather than more than a half-dozen. After that, the 8 goes up De Las Pencas to catch up with its original route out Tejar.

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Returning from west, the 8 now continues up Tejar to the street just above Supermaxi where it joins back up with Las Americas to go the same the 16, 28, and 100 used to, which I mentioned before.

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Meanwhile, the 3 is now cutting across the Las Americas and Ordóñez Lasso construction zones by way of 3 de Noviembre westbound and 12 de Abril eastbound on the south side of Rio Tomebamba. Cm1vNvAW8AA5jxp.jpg large

 

So throw out the last maps in the other post for the 8 and add these!

Changes have changed and changed back in some cases!

I have been neglecting my duties over the last couple of weeks mainly because of being overwhelmed by all the changes that have come down. Not only new changes, but some of the lines have actually changed back to how they were running before El Centro was split in half.

Now, TranVia construction has progressed to the Redondel de Las Americas where it is running into the detours cause by the construction on Ordoñez Lasso and the changes to the 3, 8, 13, and the 50 have now been changed since Del Batan and General Escandon at Las Americas  is now torn up.

Here are pictures of the new traffic jams on 3 de Noviembre under the bridge on the NORTH side of the Rio Tomebamba.
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Photos Courtesy of Paul Laguna

Rather than bogging down this post with all the details and maps we have from the city, I’ll be making separate posts throughout the day.

Thanks for reading and using Cuenca Bus Sherpa!

 

Cold Weather Brings More Bus Route Changes

Not that the cold has made them close roads, but both seem to be happening without warning and for longer.

No sooner had I updated 20 different routes’ maps (yes, I’m still trying to finish all the uploads of the new PDFs), the city updates the schedule and closes new areas of the TranVia route and alters some of the same bus lines I just finished updating!

Hey, no hard feelings… ’tis the season. These latest major changes have been a headache for me, but there isn’t much more of it left to tear up!

This week, the last area to to be torn up, the area of Avenida España past the Redondel de Milchichig to Avenida de las Américas, has been completely closed off to traffic.

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According to the new schedule, this work will conclude and the street will re-open March 11th, 2017.

As such, the bus lines that were still utilizing the bit of road are all detoured.

Here are images of the changes provided by the city.

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Líneas 7 and 10 will both be taking the same route on their northbound trips.

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Meanwhile, Línea 20 has been cut from its leg to Ciudad Kennedy and parada Hormiazuay.

Turning around at the Redondel de Milchichig, the 20 now loses seven stops on the east end of its normal route. That leaves only the 28 serving the Ciudad Kennedy area.ClKna9zWEAE3Rvx

Be sure to plan your travels through this area accordingly!

Like I said, although this means more work and more time before I can have the website updated and even longer before I’ll have new print copies with the changes available. Bear with me folks! I’m doing my best!
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New TranVia Schedule Announced

Via El Tiempo 

On Friday, the mayor announced a new timetable of goals and a new completion date for the construction of the TranVia.

Appearing with representatives of the contractors doing the work, the mayor has designated MAY 15th 2017 as THE DAY when the TranVia will begin regular service. Mayor Cabrera hopes that the public announcement and pledge by the contractors will help guarantee their compliance to the new schedule of deadlines.

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So according to the new schedule, Gran Colombia between Las Americas and Huayna Capac will be completed, in its entirety by November 21st.

Next, the workshop depot and administrative building are to be completed by December 3rd.

After that, they want to have all the work in El Centro completed by December 31st, with the exception of Mariano Cueva and Gaspar Sangurima at the plaza de Mercado 9 de Octubre. The deadline for that area, including Lamar is a week later on January 8th, 2017.

Continuing into 2017, Las Americas, including the bridges over the Rios Tomebamba and Yanuncay is to be finished by January 24th. Actually, the bridges are set to be completed first, the Yanuncay should be completed by this July and the Tomebamba bridge will be done by November 4th.

Rounding the construction is Av. España, although they should have the new bridge over the Milchichig done by November, from Chola Cuencana all the way to the Puente Fabian Alarcon is to be completed by March 11th.

After the construction is completed, April 12th has been set as the start of the test runs of the entire route without passengers. Even though these dynamic tests will not be carrying passengers, they do want to be able to give special rides to local dignitaries and authorities during the city’s 12 de Abril founding celebrations.

After a full month of empty runs, the formal debut of the TranVia de los Cuatro Rios will be May 15th, 2017.

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Teresa Bermeo, a member of the TranVia oversight committee has promised to publicize any delays to the promised schedule.

Shall we start a betting pool on Cuencabussherpa.com?

Las Líneas 3 y 8 So se Modifican

I just heard back about the 3 and the 8 over on Av. Ordóñez Lasso…. there will be NO MODIFICATION of those routes.
 
The 13 and 50 have been routed around the construction on Las Americas, not necessarily around Av. Ordóñez Lasso, therefore the 3 and 8 will NOT be effected by the TranVia construction on Las Americas.

Upcoming Change to the 50 west of Las Americas

Just like the 13, the 50 will also be detoured around the construction on Ordóñez Lasso and Camino Del Tejar starting on June 14th.

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I didn’t get a ‘return route’ map for the 13, but it may also be detoured onto the same roads coming back.

Upcoming Change to the 13 WESTBOUND to TEJAR

Even though Ordóñez Lasso is currently under construction, crews have started paving Camino Del Tejar, one block away!

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Heads up! Starting next Tuesday, June 14th, the 13 to Tejar (NOT the one that goes to Mall Del Rio) will be detoured around on the south side of Rio Tomebamba all the way out to De Los Cerezos, where it will then cross over the construction zone and rejoin its regular route.

No word yet about the 8 and the 3 and whether or not they will be detoured as well. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!

New PDFs uploaded

I’m in the last phase of rendering and uploading the new maps for the routes changed by the construction in El Centro. 

Extra time was needed to update the base maps as well as the route trail, but you will notice that I didn’t update the stop names. The new maps show the detoured routes, but I left the numbered locations of the original stops in place for now. EMOV personnel have been installing new parada signs along Velez and Heredia, the streets on the west side of El Centro that are the new detour routes.

I’ve gotten three of the twelve routes published as PDF and uploaded to the side tabs for members, so far. I’m still working at finishing the rest and uploading them today.

Things have been pretty quiet on the site while I’ve been working on these maps, but I’ve been putting all the daily news stuff into my new podcasts.

Collection of Map Updates from the City of Cuenca

The updates have been published to issuu.com; they aren’t complete, just an inset of the individual routes’ changes in El Centro, but it should help you update your atlas with a highlighter!

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https://issuu.com/felipeamoroso/docs/baterias_cambio_de_linea_de_buses_c/1