The Provincial Government of Málaga is seeking bids for a 6.3 million euro plan to improve the surfaces of 18 roads in the provincial network
The plan focuses on eliminating deficiencies and deformations in the road surfaces, improving the asphalt, and filling in potholes. The works will mainly affect roads in the regions of Axarquía, Antequera, and Valle del Guadalhorce which connect about twenty municipalities.
The President of the Provincial Government of Málaga, Francisco Salado, explained that after the approval of the projects, the contracting process for the works has begun, with a deadline for submitting offers until January 30. The work will take three or four months, depending on the characteristics of the actions to be taken. These works are part of the set of projects with budget allocation for 2022.
Salado highlighted the effort being made in recent years to improve the provincial road network, which is managed by the Provincial Government and consists of 118 roads totaling 860 kilometers.
He also stressed the importance of maintaining these roads, which connect the towns in the interior of the province, in good condition, as this facilitates communication between municipalities and other fast roads. This, in turn, contributes to the fight against depopulation.
He also pointed out that all the actions contribute to improving road safety, as a cracked and worn surface causes loss of adherence and favors the sliding of vehicles.
Francisco Salado recalled that this will be the second road resurfacing plan undertaken by the Provincial Government after the one carried out last year on 22 roads with an expenditure of five million euros. He also indicated that the Provincial Government of Málaga allocates seven million euros for 13 new Viable Plan projects, which will involve work on 56 kilometers of roads and local roads to improve the road connection of municipalities in the interior.
In this sense, he added that the budget for this year contemplates 14.5 million euros in various actions in the provincial road network.
As for the works to be carried out within the second road resurfacing plan on 18 provincial roads – in sections totaling about 60 kilometers – the platform under the existing pavement will be cleaned and reconstructed in those sections that present large deformations in the road. Similarly, the surface will be leveled if necessary and in all the work to be undertaken, a layer of hot asphalt concrete reinforcement will be extended.
In addition to the above, to ensure the roadworthiness of the roads, horizontal signage will be restored on the edges of the road. At the same time, on some of the roads, work will be carried out to improve the drainage of rainwater, which will be collected in galleries and taken to a discharge point.
The 18 roads that will be improved are: -MA-8401: Algarrobo-Arenas-Vélez Málaga -MA-8402: Algarrobo-Arenas -MA-8403: Arenas-Vélez Málaga -MA-8404: Algarrobo-Moclinejo -MA-8405: Moclinejo-Málaga -MA-8406: Moclinejo-Vélez Málaga -MA-8407: Algarrobo-Torre del Mar -MA-8408: Torre del Mar-Málaga -MA-8409: Torre del Mar-Vélez Málaga -MA-8410: Torre del Mar-Algarrobo -MA-8411: Algarrobo-Málaga -MA-
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