This Monday morning and under a scorching sun, representatives of the Almeria Provincial Council, the Mayor of Huercal Overa and the representative of the company Nila, laid the first stone of what will be the new access to the regional hospital La Inmaculada which serves more than 150,000 residents of the area.
This new road will connect the avenues La Molineta and Doctora Ana Parra, giving direct access to the emergency room of La Inmaculada Hospital. The work, which has a completion period of 12 months, has an investment of three million euros, co-financed by the Town Hall and the Provincial Council.
At the laying of the first stone of this work, which will help to decongest access to the main hospital in the north of the province, were present the president of the Provincial Council, Javier Aureliano García, the mayor Domingo Fernández, the vice-president Ángel Escobar, as well as various members of the local and provincial corporations, in addition to representatives of the company Nila, awarded the contract for the work.
The objectives of the project are to improve traffic flow by decongesting Avenida Felipe VI, where the school, the pavilion and the fairgrounds are located, as well as to reduce travel times in both vehicles and ambulances.
The President of the Provincial Council was proud to be part of a project that will benefit the residents of the northern part of the province: “This project is essential for the 150,000 people of Almeria who live in up to 40 municipalities where ‘La Inmaculada’ is the Hospital of reference. This work will facilitate citizens’ access to health services and guarantee the orderly growth of the municipality”.
Javier A. García has assured that “this project responds to a maxim of the Provincial Institution: equal opportunities among Almerians, wherever they live. This action will improve the quality of life, comfort and safety of all users of ‘La Inmaculada’, the people of Almeria who receive health services at La Inmaculada”.
Finally, the president of the Provincial Council praised the mayor’s decision to make this project a reality, which “is a historical demand and which in a few months will be a reality for the whole region, which will save time in accessing its reference hospital”.
The mayor, Domingo Fernández, stressed that “we are starting work on a project for which we have been working since 2016, with the government team taking all the necessary steps to achieve this objective. Now, with the support of the Provincial Council, we are starting the works, which will be completed within a year”.
With the new direct access road to the Hospital “we are not only improving traffic on Avenida Felipe VI, decongesting this area where schools and sports centres are located, but we are also improving the infrastructure of Huércal-Overa and road safety for the residents of the municipality and all users of the Hospital, reducing the time that in some cases can be vital for patients. Furthermore, together with the new San Isidro bridge, it is the structural axis of the future urban development of Huércal-Overa to the north”, said the mayor of Huércal-Overa.