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Five-million-euro works to improve Malaga's roads and eliminate potholes

The first phase of the provincial council's plan affects roads that connect 25 towns and villages across the Antequera, Axarquía, Serranía de Ronda and Guadalhorce Valley regions

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Malaga's Provincial Council is launching the first phase of a plan to improve the surface on 22 roads and eliminate potholes in the province.

The council has approved a 5,208,897 euro budget that will affect roads that connect 25 municipalities throughout the province. Councillor Francisco Oblaré, explained that now the works - which have been divided into 16 projects - will be put out to tender.

Antequera

In the northern part of the province and in the Antequera region, there will be improvements on eight roads amounting to almost 2.5 million euros. Among the actions aimed at improving access to the Antequera Dry Port, some 768,000 euros will be spent on a new asphalt surface on 16.7 kilometres of the MA-4403, through Bobadilla Estación.

Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves

In the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves, six roads will be improved with an investment of 1.4 million euros. Half a million euros will be used to improve nine kilometres of the MA-5401 (from El Burgo to Casarabonela); and 377,096.51 euros for a new asphalt surface on ten kilometres of the MA-8300 (access to Casares from the A-7), among other improvement works.

Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves

In the Axarquía region, the works are focused on seven roads, with an outlay of 976,000 euros. On the MA-3200 (from Rincón de la Victoria to Benagalbón) 402,428.64 euros will be allocated to 3.9 kilometres of the road. For the improvement of the MA-3103 – that serves as an access to Comares from the A-7000 (Los Montes de Málaga road) - some 357,185.18 euros will be dedicated to improving the road surface on 4.5 kilometres of the route and installing new crash barriers in some sections.

Guadalhorce Valley

Finally, in the Guadalhorce Valley, work will be carried out on ten kilometres of the MA-3304 (Cártama-Alhaurín el Grande), at a cost of 320,000 euros.