Motorway Roadwork Chaos

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur

GRA A-44 Roadworks, Suspiro del MoroFor the last two weekends the roadworks on the A-44 just before Granada have been causing sizeable tailbacks, which has forced changes in it’s tempo.

The traffic detour, which has shut the south-bound lanes over several kilometres, redirecting traffic onto the north-bound lanes to provide single-lane traffic in both directions, has caused concern. Having seen the chaos on normal weekends, a decision has been taken to speed up the work by doing around-the-clock, shift work; i.e., 24 hours a day, in order to have it finished by Easter.

However, a regional, bank holiday is coming up on the 28th of this month, so during this brief holiday period the roads will be reopened up to normal traffic flow.

This has  already been done once, for a space of hours, to let a convoy of windmill-generator rotors through, as its wide and extra-long loads could not fit into a single-lane system.

Anyway, the plan is that the roadworks should be complete and reopened on Friday the 15th of March at 13.00h, thanks to this more intensive work rhythm.

As for the Día de Andalucía, normal traffic flow will be returned between Wednesday the 27th of this month at 13.00h and 07.00h on Monday the 4th of March.

So, if you’re thinking of popping up to Granada on any weekend before now and the promised reopening dates, you’re just going to have to grin and bear it as far as tailbacks and delays are concerned.

(News: Granada, Andalucia)

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