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Main avenue into Malaga roadwork-free for first time in more than a decade

The roundabout in front of El Corte Inglés, where much of the disruption had been concentrated.
The roundabout in front of El Corte Inglés, where much of the disruption had been concentrated. / Salvador Salas
  • Avenida de Andalucía, the main road into the city when approaching from the west, was officially reopened at a ceremony on Friday

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.

Moreno and De la Torre unveiled a plaque on Friday.

Moreno and De la Torre unveiled a plaque on Friday. / Salvador Salas

"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.