National Route A002 (Argentina)

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National Route A002
Ruta Nacional A002
Route information
Length: 16 km (10 mi)
Major junctions
E end: Avenida General Paz
W end: Ezeiza Airport
Highway system
Highways in Argentina

National Route A002 Autopista Teniente General Pablo Riccheri connects Avenida General Paz with Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza).

History[edit]

Established by Decree N°10116 on May 29, 1952, in honor of General Pablo Ricchieri, the freeway was originally built in 1948 with three lanes on each side. It joins the Partidos of La Matanza, Esteban Echeverría, and Ezeiza. The 16 km (10 mi) freeway travels through the cities of (from north to south) Ciudad Madero, Tapiales, Aldo Bonzi, Ciudad Evita, and Ezeiza.

The freeway was scene of the Ezeiza Massacre, in which at least 13 died in clashes between left and right-wing Peronists vying for the best vantage points from which to view the motorcade for exiled former President Juan Perón upon his return to Argentina on June 20, 1973.

It was leased to Autopistas del Sur in 1994, as part of a privatization drive by President Carlos Menem. The company has established a system of pneumatic tubes and computers, carrying the money collected from the toll booths to a safe location. Approximately 4.5 million vehicles pass through the Riccheri toll plaza, located in Ciudad Madero, per month.

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Coordinates: 34°43′20″S 58°30′48″W / 34.72222°S 58.51333°W / -34.72222; -58.51333


This article incorporates information from the revision as of August 2007 of the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.