By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 13 Mar 2020 • 16:48
CUT OFF: The road was completely closed to traffic after a giant rock crashed down on New Year’s Eve
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Roquetas de Mar Facebook @AytoRoquetas
THE hours the section of the N-340 coast road between Almeria city and Agudulce damaged by a giant rock fall is open to traffic have been extended.
The affected stretch of the ‘El Cañarete’, as the road is more commonly known, is now open from 1pm every Friday, rather than 7pm, and is not closed to vehicles again until 9am on Monday mornings. It then remains cut off to traffic from 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday while repair works are carried out.
The road had been completely cut off to vehicles after a nearly four-tonne rock crashed down onto the highway on New Year’s Eve.
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda is currently carrying out €640,000 of works to repair the road and to prevent future rockslides. The project is now into its second phase and the highway is expected to be complete reopen by mid-May.
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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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