Residents of Almuñécar will have noticed that work has begun on the upper half of the Avenida de Andalucía this week.
The idea is to give it the same look as the lower half; i.e., two-tone pavements and with the work to be carried out in two stages.
The first stage was to put signs up and warn drivers of coming restrictions, as well as remove all the urban fixtures i.e., trees (in large pots) and bollards, etc. Also included will be the removal of the brick-like cobble stones along the pavements.
The second stage will be the laying of the two-tone pavement slabs and the return of removed urban fixtures. Furthermore, work will be halted from mid June until the end of the summer season.
So, how much is it going to cost? Well, the budget is 336,000 euros and of the 20-odd companies that put up a bid for the work, one was chosen: Probisa Vías y Obras with a bid for 275,000 euros.
Editorial comment: It seems that this main thoroughfare is always getting dug up, closed off and delayed in execution into tourism-sensitive dates. I looked back in our archives and such stories from 2010 and 2014 and last year.
The old tarmacked arrangement with parking on both sides and normal width pavements was a much better functional arrangement.
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