COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Works on Vera-Garrucha road moving forward

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MILESTONE: The installation of 10 26-metre long girders has been one of the trickiest parts of this phase of the project. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Vera Facebook @aytovera

WORKS on making the entire length of the Vera to Garrucha highway two lanes in each direction are moving forward.

This week saw a major milestone reached with the installation of 10 26-metre long girders in the construction of the Puerto Rey link road, and on Tuesday the Andalucia regional government’s Almeria delegate Eloisa Cabrera joined Vera Mayor Jose Carmelo Jorge Blanco to take a look at how the works are progressing.

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The works currently underway on the A-352 are the second phase of the road widening project. Overseen by the Junta de Andalucia’s Public Works, Infrastructure and Land Planning regional ministry, the works were restarted in July this year.

This phase covers a 4.3-kilometre stretch of what is the main road connecting the A-7 motorway and the coast. An average of 14,500 vehicles use the road a day, rising to 24,000 in the peak summer months.

The works have a budget of €14.7 million, which has EU funding via the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund Operative programme.

Around 75 per cent of the project has now been completed.




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