(Costa Tropical) Anybody that has driven along the N-340 where it passes between La Herradura and the eastern entrance into Motril would be well aware of the state of the main road and grateful that funds have been allotted to make it both smoother and safer.
Finally, and not surprisingly, given the proximity of the coming General Elections, the Board of Ministers has given the go ahead for ’emergency repairs’ to be carried on on the N-340, as well as the A-7/A-44, with a budget of six million euros.
A total of 1.12m euros is going on the N-340, namely between the Punta de la Mona entrance and the tunnel, where one lane has remained closed for most of the year after a rock fall. Also, the ‘buckled road surface’ near the Rancho Rio Verde entrance on the big bend just after the Guardia Civil. Again, one lane has been closed, because the road surface is like a big dipper, where it has been forced up by the moving hillside.
Another 1.6m euros is going on the A-44 where it passes through the municipalities of Motril and Velez Benaudalla, with the building of retaining walls, again hillsides are on the move. As this stretch of the A-44 has only been in existence for two years, at most, these imperfections clearly reflect the haste in which it was built to meet electoral promises.
Further down the coast in the municipalities of Albuñol and Rubite 3.2m euros will be spent on sinking piles and building retaining walls on the A-7 and N-340 where there have been problems with earth movements.
Finally, in Sorvillan and Albuñol, 533,000 euros will be spent on embankments eroded by the sea.
(Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)