Locals who use the Camino de la Rambla de Torrecuevas to Rio Seco should be pleased as the Town Hall has tarmacked the steepest part .
The Área de Agricultura y Mantenimiento department spent 48,000 euros on the project – an odd figure until you remember that it’s exactly eight-million pesetas.
Councillor for Agriculture, Luis Aragón, explained, “the state of this section was very deficient,” adding, “we’ve worked on 870 lineal metres with the first 270 metres being asphalt in a ruinous condition.”
He went on to explain that the next 600 lineal metres were just a dirt surface up a steep incline meaning that when it rained, the surface was turned to mud, making it difficult for farmers and cortijo owners to ascend in anything other than in a 4×4 vehicle.
The work was carried out by Viales Progreso, which also took care of overgrown roadside vegetation, before laying down the 4m-wide sheet of tarmac.
(News: Torrecuevas, Almuñécar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucía)