Works to widen the first part of the Camino de Campanales in Mijas have now been put out to tender by the town hall for a second time, after initial problems.
The new stretch - between the Camino de Coín and the Fábrica de Talco - will become a main road into Las Lagunas, one of the most densely populated areas of the Costa del Sol.
The project, which involved numerous expropriation proceedings and meetings with local landowners, is expected to cost 2.7 million euros and take six months to complete.
The works had been out to tender before but the previous winning bidder pulled out.
The council decided to wait until work on the road and roundabout connecting Avenida Miguel Hernández and Avenida AMPA Las Caracolas with the Camino de Coín was finished to avoid further traffic disruption in the area.
"We continue working on improving the infrastructure and mobility of Las Lagunas, allowing greater road safety and a more moderate flow of traffic in the town centre," explained José Carlos Martín, Mijas councillor for Public Works.
He also pointed out that the new project would include a roundabout at Venta de la Morena which would make the junction with the future Gran Parque safer and reduce the risk of flooding.