Alfaz council gave the go-ahead to putting out to tender the new Albir access road.
The €900,000 project will provide an alternative to the existing access between the N-332 main road and the CV-753, better known as the Camino Viejo de Altea (Old Altea Road).
Compulsory purchase orders for five different plots of land, valued at a total of €130,000, were also approved, explained the town hall spokesman Toni Such at the conclusion of the council meeting.
“According to official estimates, work should begin during the first three months of this year, bearing in mind that constructing the road has been authorised by both the central Spanish government’s Ministry of Public Works and the provincial council, the Diputacion,” Such said.
The new two-lane road, which has been designed with pavements as well as a hard shoulder on either side, will begin at Alfaz N-332 roundabout on the outskirts of the town and join the CV-753 near the Magic Robin Hood Holiday Park where another roundabout is planned.
It will de-congest notorious traffic holdups at the traffic lights at the Camide la Mar-Avenida de l’Albir crossroads, improving traffic flow between the centre of Alfaz and the coastal area.