THE budget has been reduced and work was stalled for 15 months, but Altea’s remodelled seafront is nearing completion.
Mayor Jaume Llinares, councillors Imma Orozco, Roque Ferrer and Beatriu Nomdedeu recently visited the Clot de Mingot beach to see the work. They discussed the project with Tragsa, the publicly-owned company that is finishing the undertaking its private sector predecessors could not finish after filing for bankruptcy.
Points raised included concerns about the high percentage of gravel amongst the pebbles deposited at the Clot de Mingot urban beach that is replacing the Charco, the unloved artificial lagoon.
The promenade linking Plaza de Europa at the foot of Calle Garganes with the Algar rivermouth was also discussed as the town hall believes it could give direct access to the new beach. “The distance between the beach’s natural accesses is too great and this will make it more user-friendly,” Llinares said.