WORK is to begin soon thanks to the release of funds from the provincial council of Almeria. The total cost of the work is €420,000 with Almeria Council providing €350,000. Cuevas Town Council is to fund the remainder.
The project includes work on the pavements in the heart of Palomares as well as additional sanitation and storm drainage at the heart of Cuevas del Almanzora. The centre of Palomares is crossed by the AL-8104 road but does not currently have pavements. In recent years there has been extensive building work in the area which has caused problems for staff travelling to and from their places of work, especially at the entrance to the nursery.
The works will provide pavements from the nursery area until the crossing of the main street, a length of 780 metres. In Cuevas del Almanzora there will be remodelling of water supply networks, sewage and rainwater drains in some areas of the town. Some of the drainage systems from the roundabout on the A-332 that leads into the town run under built-up areas, so the drainage is to be relocated to underneath the current main road that did not exist when the pipes were installed.
President of Almeria Council, Gabriel Amat, said: “The clogging and overflow of water in different areas of the town centre will be avoided. The size of the current pipes located in this area was insufficient.”