Total facelift for Benidorm’s Calle Polop, Costa Blanca

MEETING: Calle Polop residents know what to expect. Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

RESIDENTS in the Costa Blanca town’s Calle Polop learnt recently that their street is to undergo comprehensive remodelling. Together with local business-owners, they have been asking for improvements for some time, Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate, Benidorm’s Public Works councillor, admitted. Calle Polop is a turning off Avenida de Beniarda, one of Benidorm’s busiest roads, and owing to its nearness to the tram station, it is used by hundreds of passengers each day. The project is complex, De Zarate said. Instead of closing the road and carrying out all the work at once, it will still be necessary to provide pedestrian access to Calle Polop’s five apartment buildings, he explained. As well as repaving the road, the town hall will renew the domestic water supply, the main drainage network, and install new storm drains. The road will also be prepared for future gas and telecommunications services and equipped with wi-fi. Trees and street furniture will be similar to those Calle Gambo and Calle El PinioTransforming the street is expected to take four months but if all goes according to plan, work should be finished and the road reopened before the summer, De Zarate said.

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