Project to improve dangerous A-7 exits given the go-ahead

The affected stretch of the A-7 is in Los Monteros.
The affected stretch of the A-7 is in Los Monteros. / Josele-Lanza
  • The Ministry of Public Works has approved a project which will increase road safety in the Los Monteros area

Traffic jams or slow-moving traffic have become a constant on certain sections of the A-7 dual carriageway between Fuengirola and Estepona. Residents, professionals and those who regularly use this stretch of road blame this on the number of dangerous exits and calls for action have been growing in recent months.

As a result, according to the Official State Bulletin (BOE) published last Friday, the Ministry of Public Works (Fomento) has approved the creation of a project for the construction of service roads, braided lanes and a change of speed limit on the A-7, in the direction of Cadiz, between the kilometre points 184 and 188 in the area of Los Monteros de Marbella.

Bus stops to be moved

The objective of these actions, whose estimated cost amounts to 3.89 million euros, is to increase road safety levels at the A-7 junctions in the vicinity of the Hospital Costa del Sol.

These improvements will have a direct impact on bus passengers. The two existing stops on the dual carriageway will be moved to the connecting branches and to the service road, so that the bus will not leave the stop and directly enter the dual carriageway, with the danger that this currently entails.