One of Malaga city's most important avenues, the Avenida de Andalucía, is now free of roadworks for the first time in more than ten years.
A ceremony, attended by regional president Juanma Moreno and the city's mayor Francisco de la Torre on Friday, marked the end of the surface works for the Malaga Metro service, which started in the city in 2006.
"An enormous wound that opened up more than a decade ago is now healed," said Moreno. "Not only did it have a huge visual impact and cause so many problems for nearby residents, it was also something element that limited the growth of our tourist offering, our commercial development and our development as a city."
A plaque was unveiled on the roundabout in front of El Corte Inglés where much of the disruption has been concentrated.
Work, meanwhile, on the line to stations at El Corte Inglés and the central Alameda continues underground.