WORKS to widen the pavements on the Zurgena bridge got going on Monday.
The local council said the bridge will be closed to traffic throughout the expected two-month duration of the works for safety reasons.
Alternative accesses to Zurgena are the road from Arboleas or the road from La Alfoquia via Albox or Huercal-Overa.
The Junta de Andalucia’s Public Works and Infrastructure department awarded the more than €120,000 contract for the bridge widening project some months back.
“The pedestrian pavement, which we have been waiting for for so long, and for which so much work has been done, is finally a reality”, the local authority enthused on its Facebook page.
Speaking on Spanish radio, Zurgena Mayor Luiz Diaz underlined the importance of the project for local residents.
“We have always been clear that this bridge of great importance needed safety measures for pedestrians, on the fences and on the width of the asphalt”, he commented.
The Mayor also revealed the council would in the next few months be replacing public lighting in Zurgena and La Alfoquia. He said the new lighting would give great nighttime visibility and would mean a saving on energy.