WORK to regenerate Torrevieja’s Los Locos beach and widen it by 20 metres is to be carried out.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition brought forward the works to November 25. Some 12,000 cubic metres of quarry sand will be used to replenish the beach at the central and narrowest stretch next to the promenade.
The Costas coastal authority decided to start early due to the impact on the beach of the September storms that in some places has left just two metres of sand between the sea and the paseo maritimo promenade.
The quarried sand that comes from Murcia has larger and denser grains then marine sand, which is hoped will be more resilient against storms.
It has also been announced that another 70 metres of the Paseo de la Mata is to be renovated, on of the 300–metre stretch being improved at the moment.
According to Councillor for beaches Antonio Vidal, it is planned to demolish the current structure, whose concrete supports have been badly damaged by the sea, with a more aesthetically pleasing wooden walkway.