Rockfall on A-7 near Castell

On the last day of last month there was a small rockfall onto the A-7 where it passes through the municipality of Castell de Ferro but it's happened again.

ECO A-7 Rockfall 10MR21The rubble was removed without difficulty but there has been another rockfall today, provoking the closure of the A-7 and access points from Castell.

The A-7 east of Motril has repetitive problems with unstable hillside that just months after the section was inaugurated,  had to be closed because of subsidences beneath the surface.

In April last year, for example, a service lane giving access to a greenhouse above a cutting gave way leaving an impassable gap in the surface.

Referring to today’s incident, the Mayor of Castell de Ferro, Antonia Antequera, explained that one of the eastbound lanes had to be closed but the delegate for the Central Government promised that they would initiate emergency repairs so that locals coming from the west can access the town from the A-7. At present they have to come off the autovía at Calahonda and use the N-340 from there or alternatively, continue on to the Mamola junction on the A-7 in order to return on the westbound lanes and and exit at Castell, as this presents no problems.

(News: Castell de Ferro, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Ideal)

  3 comments for “Rockfall on A-7 near Castell

  1. Graham Peckham
    April 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Saturday 10th April closed again, huge fall very close to the Castell junction!!

  2. March 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Aitor: thank you for this info 😉

  3. Aitor
    March 12, 2021 at 9:19 am

    There was a rockfall after dark yesterday and the motorway to Almeria is now totally closed at the site. All diverted via Calahonda and Castell

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