Smoothing the way for motorists between Albox and Oria

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INVESTMENT: The provincial council spent €150,000 on improvements to the surface of a stretch of the road CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria

THERE is a smoother ride for motorists travelling on the AL-8101 between Oria and San Roque in Albox now the provincial council has completed works on a 1.5-kilometre stretch of the road.

The Diputacion invested €150,000 on widening and improving the surface of the road which connects the two Almanzora municipalities.

Provincial Development deputy Oscar Liria explained the works project had been necessary due to the poor state of repair of the road and the fact it follows a very winding route due to the lay of the land.

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He said there had been points where the narrowness of the road represented a risk to traffic safety and maintained the works project had made it safer.

The deputy pointed out the Diputacion is aiming to invest €17.2 million in the conservation and maintenance of the provincial highway network between this year and 2023.

There are plans for 58 different road projects throughout Almeria in all, which according to the Diputacion will represent a substantial improvement in road safety and in communication between localities.


The works will be carried out in Pechina, Tabernas, Velefique, Bacares, Bayarque, Turrillas, Lucainena de las Torres, Níjar, Almería, Rioja, Viator, Pechina, Roquetas de Mar, La Mojonera, Vícar, Enix, Ohanes, Alhabia, Alboloduy, Santa Fe, Gádor, Senés, El Ejido, Balanegra, Gérgal, Olula de Castro, Tahal, Uleila del Campo, Albanchez, Alcudia de Monteagud, Líjar, Carboneras, Berja, Abrucena, Abla, Beires, Tíjola, Chercos, Cóbdar, Canjáyar, Lúcar, Macael, Bédar, Chirivel, Taberno, Lubrín, Los Gallardos, Turre, Mojácar, Garrucha, Alcolea, Serón, Alcóntar, Albox, Huércal-Overa, Cantoria, Arboleas, Antas, Oria, Vélez-Rubio, María, Cuevas del Almanzora and Vélez-Blanco.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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