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Parking a priority in new raft of infrastructure projects for Mijas

Martín, with mayor Maldonado, at La Candelaria.
Martín, with mayor Maldonado, at La Candelaria. / I.G.
  • Around thirty new public works, at a cost of 700,000 euros, will be put out to tender in the coming weeks and months

With just five months left of the legislature, Mijas town hall is to set in motion some 30 new infrastructure projects at a cost of 700,000 euros.

According to SUR sources, half of these projects will be put out to tender in the coming weeks, and the rest in a couple of months, dividing them into two phases.

José Carlos Martín, councillor for Infrastructure at Mijas town hall, said that the works would focus on the construction of new car parks, countering flooding in vulnerable areas of the municipality, improving connections and increasing the number of recreation areas.

First car park for Las Lagunas

This news came after the announcement last week that construction on the new La Candelaria underground car park, the first in Las Lagunas, will begin in April and last 18 months. It will create 506 new parking spaces at a cost of 12 million euros.

Having studied ten possible sites, it has been decided that three further car parks (in El Juncal, Los Santos and Parque Andalucía) will soon follow.

"Having listened to residents, one of the biggest problems in Mijas, especially in Las Lagunas, is the lack of parking. Our action plan will address this," said Martín.