EMERGENCY repairs to seven provincial roads damaged by September’s torrential rains are completely finished, the Diputacion de Almeria has announced.
Public Works deputy Oscar Liria said the provincial government had acted immediately on the stretches of highways declared an emergency in the municipalities of Almeria and Nijar to get them opened up to traffic as soon as possible with repairs and provisional diversions.
A Diputacion investment of €650,000 has now meant a definitive solution to the problems caused by the extreme weather, according to the regional administration.
“The response was immediate to enable residents of these areas to be able to get in and out of their homes and live their normal lives. However, from the first minute we got to work so the emergency works could be carried out as soon as possible”, Liria affirmed.
The deputy also highlighted the importance of the works for local economic activity, pointing out, “These highways are the main roads which fruit and vegetable growers use and also tourists who visit our province on holidays and weekends.”