Due to the visit of the President of the United States, Barak Obama and his delegation, Police (Carabineros) have established a series of traffic detours in the capitol’s downtown for this Monday.
These begin at 7:00 am and will extend until 12:30 am on Tuesday.
Parking and vehicular traffic is prohibited on the streets surrounding the Presidential Building, Palacio de la Moneda.
Agustinas: will be closed to vehicular traffic between Manuel Rodríguez and Bandera. Vehicles will be redirected up to Manuel Rodríguez, to the east and/or west.
Teatinos: will be closed to vehicular traffic between Balmaceda and Alameda. Vehicles must follow Balmaceda to the west.
Morandé: will be closed to vehicular traffic between Alameda and General Mackenna. Vehicles will be redirected to Alameda, to the west.
Moneda: will be closed to vehicular traffic from San Antonio Street. Vehicles will be redirected to San Antonio.
The streets San Martin, Amunátegui, Compañía, Catedral, Santo Domingo, Rosas, San Pablo and San Antonio will not be closed, and will act as detour options for the streets temporarily closed.
These thoroughfares will operate normally, but turns onto streets included in the security perimeter will be prohibited.
According to Carabineros, the street closings will only affect “motorized traffic” and not pedestrians, who can travel using the aforementioned streets. In this way, those who work on some of these streets will not have problems arriving at their destinations.
Likewise, Commerce will remain open within the security perimeter.
Source: Publimetro – Monday, March 21, 2011