By Cathy Elelman • 18 December 2019 • 19:23
MILESTONE: The installation of 10 26-metre long girders has been one of the trickiest parts of this phase of the project.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Vera Facebook @aytovera
WORKS on making the entire length of the Vera to Garrucha highway two lanes in each direction are moving forward.
This week saw a major milestone reached with the installation of 10 26-metre long girders in the construction of the Puerto Rey link road, and on Tuesday the Andalucia regional government’s Almeria delegate Eloisa Cabrera joined Vera Mayor Jose Carmelo Jorge Blanco to take a look at how the works are progressing.
The works currently underway on the A-352 are the second phase of the road widening project. Overseen by the Junta de Andalucia’s Public Works, Infrastructure and Land Planning regional ministry, the works were restarted in July this year.
This phase covers a 4.3-kilometre stretch of what is the main road connecting the A-7 motorway and the coast. An average of 14,500 vehicles use the road a day, rising to 24,000 in the peak summer months.
The works have a budget of €14.7 million, which has EU funding via the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund Operative programme.
Around 75 per cent of the project has now been completed.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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