The lane that allows direct access from the Pozo Aledo roundabout to the AP-7 motorway in the direction of Cartagena has been officially opened. This link, which did not exist until now, was a historical demand of the residents of both Pozo Aledo and the downtown area of San Javier, recalled the mayor, José Miguel Luengo, who attended today the opening of the traffic lane, along with the Minister of Development and Infrastructure, José Ramón Díez de Revenga.
José Miguel Luengo recalled that this connection will allow the residents of Pozo Aledo and the centre of San Javier, not having to travel to the junction of the South of San Javier to take direction Cartagena. Luengo added that “today is a day for us all to congratulate ourselves”, and thanked the regional government for the execution of the works “on a project that has not been easy because three administrations had to reach an agreement, but which has shown that when there is will and commitment, achievements are made for the residents”.
The Councillor for Development and Infrastructures, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, stressed that the new branch road was a “much-needed infrastructure and represents a substantial improvement in road safety conditions”. Díez de Revenga added that this is a “decisive work for the improvement of communications in San Javier and the regional road network, which facilitates the arrival and departure of visitors and transporters with a positive impact on tourism and economic development”.
The Minister stressed that “this work, which is part of a regional investment of 450,000 euros, demonstrates the commitment of the regional government to meet a historic demand of the residents of San Javier, specifically Pozo Aledo, and the citizens of San Javier, driven by its mayor”.
In the final stretch
During his visit, the Minister of Public Works and the Mayor checked the speed of the remodelling works of the Pozo Aledo roundabout, which includes the new lane already open to traffic. The councillor, Díez de Revenga, pointed out that “they are in an advanced state of execution, at 90 percent, so they are facing the final stretch.
In addition, a direct lane from Pozo Aledo to the Mar Menor motorway in the direction of Murcia has recently been opened to traffic, and the give way inside the roundabout, which forced vehicles inside to brake and give way to other vehicles, has been eliminated.
Work has also been completed on the central ring of the roundabout, which has been enlarged to 60 metres in diameter on the outside and 39 metres on the inside, and has eight-metre lanes and hard shoulders both inside and outside.
The work will culminate with the installation of acoustic screens to minimise the effects of noise pollution on people living in the vicinity and new LED lighting.