Callosa to Guadalest road still affected by landslide


WORK CONTINUES to repair the main pipeline delivering drinking water to the town of Callosa d’en Sarria, which suffered serious damage in the heavy storms of December and January.

The work began in February to repair the Font Major under the supervision of the technical services division. The intervention was necessary to create alternative conduits to supply drinking water to the municipality, along with the conduction of the Font de la Renyinosa And the Well of Onaer.

The last two pipelines are currently guaranteeing the drinking water supply, due to the inactivity of the main pipeline of the Margeve which was also damaged by the recent rains.

However, in view of the serious damage suffered by the Font Major due a landslide, the public company TRAGSA took over the work in mid-February thanks to a € 1.5 million grant received from the Conselleria of Agriculture which will also pay for the repair of the Raft of Onaer and it’s diverse systems of irrigation for the municipality.

The urgent work is set to last until the end of May and at the moment, traffic on the road connecting Callosa to Guadalest , passing through Font Major is regulated by temporary traffic lights.

Callosa Town Hall have called for patience from regular road users whilst work is completed. Likewise pedestrians in the area are asked to stay clear of the landslide area until the debris has been cleared.

The Mayor of Callosa d’en Sarrià, Josep Saval, and the Councillor for Technical Services, Alfonso Puigcerver, visited the works recently to check on their progress and ensure the work is on schedule for completion before the busy summer season begins.

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