The territorial delegate for Development, Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, Culture and Historical Heritage, Eloísa Cabrera, today visited the road safety works that the Junta de Andalucía is carrying out on the A-1100 road as it passes through Albanchez and which are nearing completion.
The A-1100 road, from the N-340 to the A-334 via Uleila del Campo, crosses the town of Albanchez between kilometre points 39+500 and 39+900. At present there are problems with pedestrian traffic on the road in the urban area due to the lack of areas specially designated for this purpose, which causes frequent safety problems for road traffic.
Cabrera, who was accompanied during the tour by the mayor of the municipality, Amador López, and the head of the Roads Service, Alfonso Lujano, stressed that “the limited space in the public domain of the road made it a particularly complex problem to solve, especially when the speed of vehicles on the crossing is high”.
For this reason, the objective of the work, which will be completed shortly and has an investment of 202,706 euros, has been to improve safety conditions on the section of the Albanchez crossing between the intersection with the AL-6107 provincial road and the petrol station located 400 metres to the north, through the construction of pavements.
The pavement works have been carried out on the right bank of the A-1100 road in two sections, with a total length of approximately 400 metres, although at the end of the section, pavements have also been built on the left bank (with a length of approximately 20 metres) in order to provide pedestrian continuity from an existing pedestrian crossing.
Street lighting has also been installed along the entire length of the pavement section and a new pedestrian walkway has been built next to the bridge on the Rambla del Pozo, which allows road traffic to be separated from pedestrian traffic on the bridge and gives continuity to the pavement.
Eloísa Cabrera expressed her satisfaction at “solving the needs and requests of the municipalities as quickly as possible” and stressed that road safety and the improvement of the road network are a priority for the Andalusian Government “because these improvements mean saving lives”.
Los Perales Ravine
The works visited today complete a previous action of the Regional Ministry of Development, Infrastructures and Territorial Planning, which was completed a few months ago and consisted of the construction of a pedestrian walkway next to an existing masonry work over the Barranco de Los Perales, as well as another 100 metres of pavement, which connected the walkway with the nearest houses on the right bank. The Junta de Andalucía invested 45,885 euros in these works.
For his part, the mayor of Albanchez has conveyed to the delegate the satisfaction of the municipality for these works which were “much demanded by the Town Hall and neighbours” as the crossing did not have any pedestrian itinerary for the safe circulation of pedestrians along it.
These actions are included in the Plan Andalucía en Marcha, the programme that the Junta has planned to carry out investments in the period 2020-23 and in which the Consejería de Fomento, Infraestructuras y Ordenación del Territorio has committed to road safety and the improvement of the road network in the whole of the Community.
25 million investment in 2021
Eloísa Cabrera detailed that the Regional Ministry of Development, Infrastructures and Territorial Planning has invested more than 25 million euros in roads in the province of Almería in 2021, including the anticipated completion of the penultimate section of the Almanzora dual carriageway, as well as the start of the final section to the A7 Mediterranean dual carriageway. During this year, 9 major works have been started, 7 of which have been completed this month, as well as 2 emergency works due to Borrasca Filomena and 2 more for the correction of landslides on regional roads.