The lower part of Avenida Alcalde Clemente Díaz Ruiz, one of Fuengirola's main access roads from the A-7 motorway and Mijas Pueblo, reopened on Saturday after the completion of a 2.6-million-euro facelift.
The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, announced earlier in the week that it would be a day of celebration, with children's activities and live music attracting some 3,000 people.
She added that the road, by the town's market, had become "outdated", given that the last improvement works were carried out 21 years ago.
The works have, over the past two-and-a-half months, revamped the 485-metre stretch of road, with new public-utility piping, improved parking and lighting, and more space for pedestrians. There is now only one lane for traffic in each direction.
Councillors have recently voted for another 1.7 million euros to be invested in the coming months to begin rebuilding the second stretch of Avenida Alcalde Clemente Díaz, towards the motorway, as well as other local streets.