Molvízar Roundabout?

The conservative representatives in the Provincial Council have called upon the socialist Chairman to get his finger out and build a roundabout for Molvízar.

COS Molvizar Junction 02The roundabout they are referring to is the one at the entrance to Molvízar, just up from the gasolinera – at the moment, it is a T-junction.

“It is unacceptable that some months ago all political groups [in the Council] unanimously approved the motion put forward by the PP, urging the construction of a roundabout yet with the months going by, Sr. Entrena hasn’t even bothered to send a surveyor,” said the PP Spokeswoman, Inmaculada Hernández.

She accused the Chairman of the Provincial Councillor of being unwilling to leave his office and see what needs to be done within the province: “The needs of the municipalities have to be met – that is the essence of a provincial council,” she said.

COS Molvizar JunctionThe Mayor of Molvízar, Faustina Béjar, pointed out that the amount of traffic on this road has increased over the years owing to the growing number of agricutural traders along it.

The junction is a dangerous one because 5300 road literally drops away on the junction, dipping down to cross a barranco. Vehicles coming up from the gasolina have little to no visibility of anything over the brow from the direction of Ítrabo.

Editorial comment: God knows how they intend to build a roundabout to replace the junction given the different levels involved.

(News: Molvizar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Molvízar Roundabout?

  1. December 5, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Fred: In the score of years that I have done the Gazette, I don’t remember reporting on one accident on that T-Junction.

    Furthermore, when I lived in Otivar, I would always head over the top and down to Molvízar to get to Salobreña and Motril, so I have used it many, many times.

    Coming out of Molvízar you have good visibility of the traffic both ways on the 5300 and coming from Ítrabo you go slowly because of the twists in the road immediately before it. It is only if you are coming up from the gasolinera and wanting to continue on to Ítrabo that it gets a bit hairy, as the road drops away on a tight bend. I can’t see how building a roundabout will solve that problem.

  2. Fred Davies
    December 4, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Yep, surely much cheaper and just as effective to install traffic lights

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