By John Smith • 19 May 2021 • 17:58
Not the most attractive of sites for residents
Credit: Marratxí Council
THE Marratxí Council has granted entry rights to the Balearic Government to allow it to close the level crossing located in Carrer de Sa Farinera.
With an estimated spend of €1.4 million the work which should be completed by the end of October this year will see a pedestrian subway and a road bridge constructed to replace the level crossing and the area itself will be made much more attractive for local residents.
This was the busiest crossing on the SFM rail network and it is now policy to close as many crossings as possible in order to safeguard against accidents and the new bridge will connect Sa Cabana with Es Pont d’Inca Nou giving access to the Martí Serra health centre and the Blanquerna school.
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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.
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