It was built almost thirty years ago for a fraction of the traffic levels it sees today but finally the A-7 exit at Arroyo de la Miel looks set to be upgraded to cope with the 15,000 vehicles a day that use it.
According to the plans, the length of the new stretch of road, including slip roads, is approximately 2.3 kilometres and the present layout for the junction will be changed without altering its functionality.
In future, traffic joining and leaving the A-7 at Arroyo de la Miel- Benalmádena will do so via a large new roundabout. Filter lanes will also be created on the motorway between the access road and the Arroyo de la Miel service station, between kilometres 223 and 224.
Several new structures will have to be built, including two new underpasses, four walls and the widening of the existing underpass. Some 876 metres of noise barriers will also be installed.