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Torrequebrada promenade opens to the public eight years later

The finishing touches to the walkway cost around 80,000 euros.
The finishing touches to the walkway cost around 80,000 euros. / SUR
  • The 400,000-euro project suffered several administrative and environmental setbacks

After eight years of delay, the promenade in Torrequebrada finally opened to the public this week.

The final phase, which consisted of installing benches, lighting and access, has now been finished, drawing an end to a very "costly" project, as described by councillor Joaquín Villazón.

The project, first mooted in 2012, was to be constructed with the help of a 500,000-euro grant from the Diputación provincial government.

However, as planning permission from the regional government and the coastal authorities was slow in coming, the deadline for the grant expired and the town hall had to fund it themselves.

Flood damage

The project was then put out to tender for 390,000 euros at the end of 2014 but the effects of bad weather, and especially flooding, then required the project to be redesigned to safeguard its future.

By the time the final phase, at a cost of almost 80,000 euros was approved, the total cost surpassed 410,000 euros.