By Euro Weekly News Media • 28 January 2011 • 9:28
In March 2009, it was announced that the A-7053 road between Fuengirola and the Puerto de Pescadores roundabout would be closed for one year for repairs by the Junta de Andalucia. However, the road, known as the Mijas Golf road, is still not officially open after almost two years.
At the time, the Provincial Delegate for Public Works Dolores Fernandez said: “One has to accept that roadworks on this scale will inconvenience people, but they will substantially improve communications between Guadalhorce and the Costa del Sol.” Fernandez explained that the road closure was necessary for safety reasons, and said its closure will also speed up completion of the project.
Although the chaos is now less since the A-387 between Alhaurin el Grande and Puerto de los Pescadores; and the MA-3033 between Coin and Puerto de los Pescadores were reopened to traffic, many residents who used the A-7053 to commute from Coin and Alhaurin el Grande to Mijas or Fuengirola still have to use the A-387 which joins Alhaurin el Grande with Fuengirola via Mijas town, which is in an appalling condition.
Roadworks have been carried out over an 8.8 kilometre stretch between Entrerrios and the roundabout at Venta de Los Morenos.
The €15.6 million project has widened the road to 10 metres, with central reservations, slow lanes, and an 11-metre bridge over Arroyo Pilones.
Those who have already used the road are impressed with the results, and as one resident from Coin said “it takes less than ten minutes from top to bottom, it will make travelling to the coast a lot easier and more enjoyable”.
However, local residents await the road to be finished and opened to the public once and for all.
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