Marbella and Estepona mayors demand free toll road use

THE mayors of Marbella and Estepona have joined forces to demand that the Ministry of Public Works do away will the toll on the AP-7 while work is being carried out on the A-7.

Angeles Muñoz and Jose Maria Garcia Urbano reiterated their complaints regarding the unannounced change to the speed limit on 41 kilometres of the A-7 (old N-340) between Mijas and Estepona from 100kph to 80kph.

The Ministry of Public Works has said that this is to prevent accidents on the road which has numerous slip roads from urbanizations. The Partido Popular mayors have responded that if this is the case, improvements should be made, and in the meantime, the AP-7 toll road should be free.

Muñoz suggested that the real motivation behind dropping the speed limit was to divert more traffic to the toll road, which costs almost €11 between Mijas and Estepona during the summer. Meanwhile, Garcia Urbano said that the ministry’s decision would damage the interests of the Costa del Sol.

The Vice-President of the Partido Andalucista in the Costa del Sol region has also joined the complaints saying that if the Ministry is so worried about safety on the A-7, “why don’t they improve drainage and surfacing so that it does not become a ‘death trap’ every year after rains?”

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