Starting on the 12th, Salobreña will be see changes to traffic flow in the Pontanilla. There will also be two new parking areas.
The Mayor, María Eugenia Rufino, explained that owing to the concentration of public buildings such as schools on one side of the main entrance junction and the trading estate on the other, together with the upcoming opening of the bus station, traffic flow has to be reorganised, changing which way traffic will flow along certain streets.
Calle Juan Ramón Jiménez will reverse it’s traffic flow so that when coming from the Town Hall square and heading into the Pontanilla and having to turn left into the said street, you will now be able to continue straight on. This is because Calle Antonio Machado will become a 2-way street.
In other words when coming into the Pontanilla from the main roundabout where the tourist-information office is, you will be able to turn right, as well as left.
All this also means that parking areas will disappear whilst others will open up, such as on the Parque de la Libertad where there will be room for 40 cars.
As for the Avenida del Mediterráneo, parking in some areas will be changed from parking head-to-tail to side-by-side, by the 12th the parking spaces there will have had their lines repainted to indicate this.
Concerning the mini, bus station, well, that will be opened ‘shortly’ as at the moment the lease is up for bidding. This building will count on toilets, a waiting room and a ticket-dispensing machine.
Editorial comment: having widened the pavement along Calle Antonio Marchado and installed side-by-side parking along a section of the street some months ago, it’s hard to see how there is room for 2-way traffic…
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)