Disruption to Roads in Benidorm
Disruption to Roads in Benidorm – due to roadworks
Benidorm, a city upside down due to major roadworks.
Benidorm will carry out numerous projects in the coming months that will affect many of the towns roads with plenty of traffic detours in place.
Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Please note this information has been translated from a Spanish news article so some information may have been lost in translation
The investment this year exceeds 25 million euros from both municipal funds and other administrations.
Over the next few months, there will be a lot of roadworks in progress, work is due to continue until Easter and possibly longer. Work has already begun on Avenida Mediterraneo as well as a part of Ametlla de Mar, work will also begin on Avenida Europe, the upper part of Jaime I or that of Tomás Ortuño. In addition, asphalting is planned for more than 30 routes, and changes in street lighting in several neighborhoods and the creation of the cycling ring with 11 more kilometers of bike lanes and cycle paths.
“From now until Easter there will be works everywhere”. warns the Councilor of Works, José Ramón González de Zárate. The Accessibility Plan, the small works of the Urban Scene, the Séquia Mare park, the Ametlers park, the improvements in the Tamarindos or the repairs and improvements in the Hermitage of Sanz are added to all the named actions . All this without counting works that do not affect the streets such as Foietes children’s park, and improvements to the park of l’Aigüera or racharel ravine, among others.
In 2018, in these works (some of them will be extended in two annuities), Benidorm has put on the table more than 25 million euros that come both from the municipal and other administrations. In the first case there is the Avenida Mediterraneo, which is without doubt the star project to finish the year and that will be extended, according to the anticipated terms, until March of 2020. This main artery is already upside down. In the Plaza de la Hispanidad you can already see the machines working at full capacity. This work has caused that it is necessary to reorder the traffic and to cut some streets which caused chaos of traffic in the first days. Along with it, Puente Street will also be improved, the pending section of Doctor Pérez Llorca, Valencia, Bilbao and Emilio Romero. In total, an investment of 11.4 million euros.
Avenida Europa – The improvements on the Mediterraneo mean that this road will have a remodeling within the first stage of the project. lanes will need to be cut Along with these two avenues, Ametlla de Mar is also underway and with traffic detours. There the pavement will be improved, and a bike lane will be created.
The investment is 1.1 million of which 450,000 are from the Diputación de Alicante. In April 2019 it should be a reality.
Tomás Ortuño and Jaime I
Among the works planned for the coming months are to finish two well-known streets: Tomás Ortuño and Jaime I. In the first of them, the remaining part will be pedestrianized between Limones Street and Mars and Venus. In addition, Carrasco and Juan Bautista street will be operated with a municipal investment of 477,000 euros. In the case of Jaime I, , from Limones street to El Cruce, where the project will also be improved along with Atocha street. The deadline for execution is two months and the budget is 700,000 euros, half with funds from EDUSI.
Another project is the cycle lanes with 11 kilometers more of these roads with an investment of 985,000 euros (400,000 come from the Feder funds). The bike lane will be installed from the European Community with Europe to the Ermita de Sanz and in Comunidad Valenciana and Almirall Bernat de Sarrià. They will be added cycle routes in Severo Ochoa, Stockholm, Montecarlo or Romania, among others.
In addition, the City began on December 26 with the Asphalting Plan in more than 30 streets. The first ones, in the Els Tolls neighborhood but will also reach La Cala, Colonia Madrid (streets Florida and Orxeta and Avenida de Beniardà until El Cruce), or the center (Avenida l’Aigüera, Almendros street and the highways adjoining to Ramos Carratalá); and in the Corner of Loix, Calle London and Moscow. An investment of 580,000 euros and that will also include parking for emergency vehicles.
But that’s not all. There is an Accessibility Plan in progress , mainly in the Els Tolls neighborhood, the change of street lighting in streets such as Santander and adjacent avenues and the passage to led luminaires in Colonia Madrid and other neighborhoods. The new Séquia Mare park, the improvements in the cemeteries, the urbanization of the Partial Plan Poniente or the improvement in the park of l’Aigüera, as well as a long list of activities in the Ermita de Sanz, the SATE, are also underway. the administrative extension of Colonia Madrid or the pavements in playgrounds.
The City Council has made available to neighbors and interested persons the telephone number 618 172 988 where they can learn about the development of the work that will be executed in four phases in order to generate the least possible inconvenience to the users.
Basically it will be difficult in the coming months not to run into some roadworks when driving in town.