THE Mallorca Government has started the works set out in the project to upgrade and improve traffic safety on a section of the Vieja de Bunyola highway running between Palma and Marratxi.
The €1.7 million works on the 335-metre long stretch of road are expected to take eight months to complete.
The Consell de Mallorca’s Mobility and Infrastructure councillor Ivan Sevillano said that as it was there was a part of the road at the level of Torrent Gros which needed adapting, and that the works were a response to calls from local residents for measures to be taken.
“We want to prioritise the mobility of pedestrians and cyclists before vehicles, and improve the landscape of the surrounding area”, he commented.
The project includes works on the pass over the waterway and the road connections with the sa Fita and sa Cabana lanes. The works start close to the intersection with the Cami del Reis in sa Indioteria and end at the intersection of the sa Cabana lane giving access to the Son Macia and Nova Cabana urbanisations.
The island administration explained that the upgrades to the road section are seen as necessary in order to develop sustainable mobility, separating traffic from cyclists and pedestrians.
The idea is to make traffic flow more fluid and safer. At the same time, a cycle lane will be added, along with garden zones and contention walls, a new roundabout with low consumption lighting and new zones for pedestrians, among other measures.