Ten years ago this month the stretch of autovía between La Herradura and Taramay in Almuñécar was inaugurated – little remained for the A-7 to be completed.
On the big day there was a swarm of politicians, both locals and higher up bigwigs, all eager to be included in a photograph for posterity.
I was also there with the camera and notepad, making notes, and angling for the marquee where the light refreshment was housed. I also remembered standing where the autovía fizzled out – the missing link between Almuñecar and the A-44 connection with the Lobres junction in between.
We had covered all the inaugurations along the A-44 to Granada and the A-7 when it first made its way into the province of Granada from the West – it had taken decades.
The old publisher, Georg Hvizdalek and I were at the La Herradura inauguration and David Darby and I were there when the A-44 section over the Pantano de Rules was inaugurated, but by August 2009, it really did look like that it would all finally be connected up… and it was, but that was at least another three years down the line.
Anyway, you can read the inauguration article in our Looking Back section by clicking on the link provided here.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)