WITH a delay of almost a year, neighbours of Añoreta hope for a definite repair to the Macharaviaya road budgeted at €1 million.
Since last summer, the first phase of the project stopped and the second phase, most awaited for by motorists, will not begin until the month of June when the school term finishes.
The decision has split the areas of Infrastructure and Planning of the town hall in Rincon de la Victoria, who have asked for the project to be postponed due to ‘security reasons’ and to ‘avoid congesting the road.’
It also happens that the works involve the construction of a roundabout in the intersection of a private school and it would make it impossible to get in and out of the school, especially at rush hour when most residents are also going home or to work. In the northern part of Añoreta, there are around 4,000 registered residents.
Many neighbours have complained about the work being halted and according to Councillor for Infrastructure and Planning, Antonio Sanchez, some sub-phases are still outstanding including the final section which links to the motorway whereby permission is needed from the Direccion General de Carreteras road authority, and other minor works to connect the golf club.
With regard to the complaints from the residents for the delay, Sanchez apologised for the unbearable length of time suffered by motorists, and said everything possible will be done to finish the works as soon as possible.
He also added the roundabout inclusion in the second phase will provide better mobility to the northern part of Añoreta, and eliminate the queues of traffic entering and exiting the motorway.
The roadworks have served to improve road safety for vehicles and pedestrians, fulfil access regulations, arrange parking areas at existing buildings along the stretch of the road, repair deteriorations in pavements and eliminate damages caused by trees.