The territorial delegate of Development, Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, Culture and Historical Heritage, Eloísa Cabrera, has visited the works, about to be completed, of the new roundabout that the Junta de Andalucía has built to replace the existing intersection of the A-349 road next to the junction with the A-334 in the aforementioned municipality, known for its high level of danger.
Due to the type of intersection which existed prior to the works, a roundabout-type junction, there had been numerous traffic accidents at this point, some of which had even resulted in fatalities.
For Eloísa Cabrera, the dangerous nature of the intersection, together with the high average traffic intensity of the A-349 road at this point (8,064 vehicles per day, of which 4% are heavy vehicles), “caused a situation affecting road safety which needed to be resolved as quickly as possible, especially when all the heavy vehicles coming from the nearby quarries in Macael pass through this point, converging with the urban traffic at the crossing”.
The works, which had a budget of 218,669 euros and a total execution period of 3 months, consisted of transforming the existing intersection into a conventional roundabout, with an outer diameter of 45 metres, with a 9.50 metre wide ring road, the centre of which coincides with the centre of the previous roundabout.
Also included is the lighting in the central island of the roundabout and along the two branches that make up the A-349; the ornamentation of the central island of the roundabout and all the elements that have been necessary for the execution of the works such as earthworks, drainage, road surfaces, signage, beaconing, defences, traffic diversions, public lighting and complementary works.
Eloísa Cabrera also visited the works to adapt the Fines crossing, which have been subsidised by the Junta de Andalucía and which are being carried out by the Town Council, having already reached 50% completion.