The Almeria Provincial Council is keeping the Winter Road Safety Plan active in order to put it into practice if the weather situation so requires at any point of the more than 1,200 kilometres that make up the provincial road network. The plan has at the disposal of all the municipalities the human and technical resources of the Road Brigades, as well as an external reinforcement team to optimise the capacity to respond to any incidents that may arise.
Antonio J. Rodriguez, the deputy for Public Works, stressed that since the beginning of winter, the Provincial Council has been prepared to respond to incidents that may occur due to low temperatures and adverse weather phenomena. The aim is to maintain the provincial road network in perfect condition and with the maximum safety guarantees, with the capacity to extend it if the situation demands it”.
In this sense, Rodríguez detailed that the main purpose of this Plan lies in having a specific protocol of action and communication which, at all times, guarantees the road connection of the 103 municipalities with safety, comfort and fluidity for all road users.
The deputy also thanked the work of the Diputación’s road staff who “throughout the year, and especially when any incident occurs, are always at the service of the public and our towns and villages”.
The Provincial Council’s Winter Road Plan consists of 70 staff, including the brigades and the Provincial Institution’s own team of machine operators, as well as the support provided by the contractors responsible for maintenance, plus any reinforcements that may be necessary if the incident requires them to do so.
Material resources foreseen in the Plan
6 shovels equipped with chains, distributed throughout the province.
6 motor graders equipped with chains, distributed throughout the province.
2 mixed backhoes equipped with chains and snow ploughs.
2 salt loading trucks for distribution on the road, distributed in the southern and northern areas of the province.
2 vans for transporting labourers.
A salt extension lorry.
10 vehicles for management and transport to work sites.
10 vehicles for network surveillance.
1 mini backhoe and sweepers for road cleaning.
2 dumper trucks for cleaning.
6 permanent salt stores and several temporary ones.
Machinery of external collaborators suitable for the fight against ice and snow distributed throughout the provincial territory.
Contracted equipment assigned to the Roads and Highways Plan
2 Dump truck
2 Motor grader
2 adaptable snow ploughs
2 Mini loaders
2 Concrete mixers
2 pressure washers
2 Compressor with 2 hammers
More than 20 million in roads for the four-year period 2020-23
The Almeria Provincial Council’s 2020-23 Road Plan has 17.2 million euros for specific road improvement projects, to which 4.5 million euros are being added for the maintenance and upkeep of provincial roads.
The works are reaching more than 240 kilometres of different sections of provincial roads which will benefit all road users.