New rules for Albox Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor Albox Credit: 19Tarrestnom65 CC

There is going to be a major change of the way that the Plaza Mayor in Albox is managed in future although it may cause some confusion at first.

On weekday mornings, it is intended that roads will be open to allow for circulation traffic but in the afternoons and all day at weekends it will become a pedestrian only zone.

Logistical problems to be solved

According to the mayor, the this was an electoral promise and it is now being put into place, although there are some logistical problems which need to be solved.

There is an absolute need to ensure that emergency vehicles are able to access the area at all times and also the council recognises that there are those who need to be able to get to the school and health centre at different times of the day.

New lanes will be created after the summer to indicate where vehicles are allowed to travel and there will be barriers that will open and close automatically in accordance with the time of day.

Pedestrian friendly

To add to this, the council will also make the area more pedestrian friendly by introducing new street furniture and lighting, create a new playground as well as creating easy access for the disabled.

Funding will be supported by the Almeria Provincial Council.

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