BENIDORM Town Hall finally signed off access roads to Benidorm’s bus station, almost 10 years after it opened.
Like the complex itself, these roads were built by a joint venture company (UTE) headed by Alicante developer Enrique Ortiz.
Urban Development Councillor Lourdes Caselles has authorised the return of the €113,580 that Ortiz, as developer, was legally obliged to deposit before work began.
Ortiz’s UTE constructed roads, leading to the bus station and connections to the Avenida Comunidad Europea, the Invattur centre and the Palacio de Justicia law courts, at a cost of €1.459 million.
It has been pointed out that in 2003 the same UTE won the bid to construct the bus station which was functioning by October 2007. In contrast all these years later it is only now that the 16,431 square metres of access roads and pavements have been asphalted, signposted and generally tidied up.
“Town hall officials and engineers have confirmed that the access roads meet the necessary standards,” Caselles said. The work carried out corresponded to the original project, she added.