More parking spaces for Altea, Costa Blanca

LA BASSETA: Wasteland will be cleared and asphalted. Photo credit: Altea town hall

Work began this week on the Costa Blanca town’s Basseta car park adjoining the Camino de la Huerta road.
“We shall start by clearing weeds and cleaning up the plots of land that we are adding to the car park,” Altea’s Infrastructure councillor Diego Zaragozi announced.
“The site can then be levelled, with a zone for caravans and an area where dogs can run free.” It was satisfying to see the €200,000 project for another 100 parking spaces in the town centre getting underway, Zaragozi said.
“The Basseta car park is a ‘donation’ from the company that built the luxury ZEM Wellness Retreat, thanking the town hall for its cooperation regarding extensions to the hotel” the councillor revealed. The car park is expected to take two months to complete and work will be carried out in two phases, he explained: “This means there will always be somewhere to park on the site although there will be occasional brief closures.” Vehicles will also be allowed to use the ascending side of Avenida Juan Alvado as a temporary measure.
“Work will be halted over Easter to ensure that there are parking spaces when tourists are flocking to the town,” Zaragozi said.

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