Almuñécar is continuing with its Plan de Mejora de Caminos Rurales, working on improving the Camino de Guerra to Carrizalejo behind La Herradura.
Councillor for the Environment, Luis Aragón, explained that they were pushing to improve road communications in the hinterland of the municipality because of its “potential,” connecting existing country lanes that were until now not connected.
The Camino de Guerra to Carrizalejo, which is about ten kilometres long, is going to have a stretch of 3.7km worked upon, costing nearly 341,000 euros. The track will have a graded-aggregate base applied, surfaced with tarmac.
There will be 18 culverts (where the road crosses a small gully), six metres long by three wide. the cutting side of the lane will have concrete rain-drainage channel. There will also be 36 road signs erected.
All told the Plan de Mejora de Caminos Rurales will encompass over 100 kilometres of rural lanes. Sr. Aragón explained, “the municipality is very big and we have many lanes on steep gradients that still need to be done [hard surfaced].”
For instance there is still a 900-metre long section of the Cuesta del Mosco that links with Ítrabo. Another lane is the Camino de Río Seco, on the Cuesta del Forestal, where there are another 400 metros that need attention.
Lastly, he mentioned the Carril del Malpaso, which is also locally known as the Greenhouse Lane in the Río Seco valley, he hopes in the near future it will be connect up to Rescate, linking one valley to another with a hard-surfaced lane.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)