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Still "no news" on the Alhaurín de la Torre access road, a year and a half on

The area to the left of the road is ready to be tarmacked.
The area to the left of the road is ready to be tarmacked. / F. T.
  • The first stone on the project to expand the link to the ring road north of the airport was supposed to be laid in May 2018

Traffic jams are still a regular occurance during rush hour on the road linking Alhaurín de la Torre to the A-7 outer ring road. This is despite May 2018 being earmarked as the month when expansion of this access road (to two lanes in both directions) was supposed to begin.

Since the collapse of the government led by Mariano Rajoy at the end of that same month, however, this project has not even been spoken about since, despite the contract (worth 26.7 million euros) being awarded that March.

When approached, a spokesperson at the Ministry for Public Works (Fomento) said that there was "no news" on this project but that conversations between Malaga city hall and the Junta de Andalucía regional government were "ongoing".

The national PSOE party has blamed this impasse on the PP, Ciudadanos and pro-independence parties for rejecting their 2019 budget "which had money set aside for the road".