Proposal to Widen A-7 Motorway on the Costa del Sol Spain to Reduce Congestion

Reckless Driver: Police arrest driver zigzagging across the A-7 Credit: Ayuntamiento de Marbella

MANY will remember the terrible traffic jams that occurred on the A-7 road heading from Estepona towards Puerto Banus and despite the years of delay whilst the San Pedro Tunnel was built, it seemed that traffic flow was greatly improved and the Boulevard above was a benefit to the town.

Whilst traffic flow is much better, there is a new bottle neck the Banus side of the tunnel which sees some very long queues in both directions and the councillor responsible for San Pedro Alcantara Javier García intends to call a vote at the next plenary meeting of the Marbella council.

The intention is to urge central government to allocate a sufficient budget items to allow for new works to be undertaken to improve circulation and capacity between K172.100 and K174.950, as well as make pedestrian access in the area much easier.

In essence the amount of traffic which not only flows along the motorway but passes in and out of local roads is far higher than ever anticipated with up to 90,000 vehicles using the road which causes congestion and safety problems.

One recommendation is to create a third lane for traffic which was supported by the previous PSOE council and now the councillor is looking to the PP dominated council to take up the appeal on behalf of local residents.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page