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The project for the Purchena-Baza section of the Autovía del Almanzora highway has been drawn up, says the Andalusian regional government.

Works on the Almanzora Highway

The Regional Minister for Development, Infrastructure and Territorial Planning, Marifrán Carazo, stated this Friday that the Andalusian Government is already working on the drafting of the project to complete the Almanzora Dual Carriageway (A-334) in the province of Granada, specifically, with the planning of the section that will cover the route between Purchena (Almería) and Baza (Granada).

“This government is already planning and drafting this project with the aim of having it finished and giving continuity to a highly demanded infrastructure, a historic project that was proposed more than 50 years ago and it has taken the government of Juanma Moreno to start the works, execute them, finish them in the mandate, fulfilling the objectives set and give it continuity with the tender of the informative study and the construction project to continue its route to Baza in the province of Granada”, said the minister to questions from the media in Almeria.

Carazo specified that two months ago an engineering company was awarded the informative study on the increase in capacity of the dual carriageway between Purchena and Baza while, at the same time, work is being carried out to conclude the connection between the aforementioned road and the A-7 in the province of Almería; works that she hopes will be finished before the end of the year.

The Andalusian Minister of Public Works recalled that work on the section between La Concepción and the A-7 had to start “from scratch” because “we had to update an old project that is now being executed and pass its environmental processing”.

The work on the eastern end of the road, which is being carried out by the joint venture formed by Constructora San José-Eiffage Infraestructuras and Construcciones Pérez Jiménez for 24,052,934 euros, began in June last year and has a completion period of 22 months, although Carazo expects it to be finished by the last quarter of 2022, bringing the work forward by six months as, as he recalled, was done with the Cucador-La Concepción section.

Regarding this project, which is already underway, the councillor assured that work is progressing “steadily”, so that in the coming weeks she will visit the worksite. According to the latest report submitted to the Governing Council on 11 January, the works are 12 percent complete.

With this, Carazo expressed her ‘surprise’ at the position of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, which on Tuesday announced that it would take to the next session of the Andalusian Parliament several projects in the area of Public Works pending in the province of Almería, such as the continuation of the Almanzora Dual Carriageway from Fines to Baza (Granada) and the construction of a new access to the capital of Almería from Viator.

For the Councillor, the PSOE of Almería “is a bit misguided and uninformed” or “wants to misinform the people of Almería”. “On more than one occasion we have already said, and this is part of the report of the Governing Council, that we are still working because we were starting from scratch on the continuation of this section, of this very important road as it passes through the province of Granada and connects with the province of Almería,” she assured.

 

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