By Linda Hall •
Published: 02 Mar 2020 • 16:58
VIAL J: New road will decongest Calpe traffic. Photo credit: Calpe town hall
THE first section of Calpe’s Vial J has opened to Costa Blanca traffic. The road, which is to be renamed Avenida Felipe VI, will enable traffic leaving the beach area and heading for the N-332 road to avoid Avenida Ejercitos Españoles and Avenida Diputacion. The provincial council, the Diputacion, provided 75 per cent of the road’s €1.016 million costs, while the remainder was met by the town hall. Plans are now being drawn up for Vial J’s sixth section, between Avenida Casa Nova and Avenida Rumania, and a seventh section extending from Avenida Rumania to the roundabout on Calle La Niña. Both should be finished during the present legislative term, municipal sources said.
Vial J has been completed in separate phases and last year the Pou Roig gully was bridged to connect the sports zone with Avenida Rumania. Connecting two different sections of Vial J, this cost €394,703, of which €344,993 came from the Diputacion and the remainder from the town hall. In order to carry out this work on Vial J, which was included in the General Town Plan (PGOU) that goes back to 1989, Calpe town hall first had to reach agreements with the owners of the land involved, explained Calpe’s mayor Ana Sala.
“This work is essential for connecting the school and sports zones and also prevent the traffic jams that occur each summer while making life easier for the local population,” the mayor added.
“Calpe will be more open and it will no longer be necessary to go through the town centre to reach the beaches and urbanisations.”
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