New housing developments to the north of Fuengirola are now connected to Carvajal thanks to a new road built beneath the Cercanías train line which was officially opened last Friday.
It was opened by the town's mayor, Ana Mula, who was accompanied by the Planning councillor, José Sánchez, and other local government representatives.
According to Mula, it is one of the most important infrastructure projects in recent years, owing to the complex location of the underpass beneath a busy railway line. "It is a very complicated feat of engineering," she said, "one of the most difficult carried out in Spain because at no point was the train service disrupted."
The new road, which runs north from the Lions Club roundabout on Avenida de Carvajal, (the old N-340 coast road), for 450 metres, has two lanes in both directions with the pavements and retaining walls.
The work, which started in 2018, cost a total of five million euros and, in accordance with the town's master plan, was funded by local property developers.
"It's a fantastic project, not only from an engineering viewpoint, but also because it will help to relieve traffic in this part of the town, as well as improve the quality of life of people living in this area," said Mula.