A fire broke out around midday in the Gorgoracha area above Motril. The high winds are making it very difficult to control and put the fire out.
The Minister of Public Works promised that the Gorgorcha-Puntalòn section of the A-7 would be opened in April – it’ll now be opened tomorrow, the 30th of March.
Another section of the A-7 where it passes through our province was finished and inaugurated on the 23rd.
According to the PSOE opposition party, the A-7 section above Motril could have been finished months ago but the Government has been sitting on it.
If the Minister for Public Works (Fomento) is to be believed, within 20 days, drivers can bypass Torrenueva on the A-7.
During an announced inspection of the A-7 work by the Minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor, the promise was made to link Almuñécar to Carchuna by autovia in 2014.
Just after we announce that the A-7 wasn’t going anywhere fast, the Government announced that it had finally awarded a construction contract for the termination of the Gorgoracha-Puntalón section of the A-7, Autovía del Mediterraneo.
The much-needed stretch of autovia between Gorgoracha and Puntalón was 75% complete when all work ground to a halt; the construction company Isolux Corsan had struck an unexpected strata of rock that would require a lot of extra funding to reroute the construction work.
A total of 30 construction companies are bidding for a juicy 45.7m-euro contract to build the Gorgoracha-Puntalón stretch of the A-7 Mediterranean autovia, which is not surprising, given the fact that major public works around the country have been cut drastically.
Did you know that Motril declared itself an independent republic in the1870’s? It probably had a population at the time of three people and two thirds of a goat, but there you go.