The area of Torreblanca in Fuengirola is set to see significantly improved links with the rest of the municipality and the Costa under new plans explained by local mayor, Ana Mula, this week.
Work has already started on a new link road inland from the main coastal dual carriageway, the old N-340, under the railway line near Carvajal beach and towards the housing developments in Torreblanca.
Last week the mayor, accompanied by the head of Town Planning, María Hernández, unveiled more details of the plans. Previously road communication between Carvajal and Torreblanca has been hampered by the rail tracks. Highlighting the complexity of the building work being undertaken, Mula explained how the first phase of the work is under way; this involves the construction of a tunnel-type structure and supports under the rail route. This will be followed by construction of the road itself and landscaping. The town hall expects to award the contract for this second stage in March or April.
The new route will run from the Lions Club roundabout on the main coastal road northwards under the railway for 450 metres and will be a dual carriageway. Sources say that the total cost will be around five million euros using funds that have been provided by local housing developers and owners of the homes and businesses in the area.