WORKS HAVE begun to Calle Benaojan in La Cala de Mijas following hundreds of thousands of euros of investment.
Mijas’s Mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, visited the site alongside Jose Carlos Martin, Councillor for Infrastructure, and the La Cala Benaojan Street Neighbourhood Association.
The road, which will be remodelled over the next three months, “has been requested by residents for some time,” according to Martin, who added, “we are going to increase the street’s value, not just in an aesthetic sense, but also in terms of its infrastructure. This will upgrade its look for toursist who visit.”
According to locals the area had not been upgraded since the beginning of the 1960s. Martin explained, “we started work to the road on Monday, and will completely renovate its storm and sewage drains, which will be separated from the water supply, electricity and telecommunications lines.”
Once finished, the road will feature two and a half metre wide pavements, new road lighting and plant features, as well as urban furniture.
Francisco Sepulveda, president of the neighbourhood association, said he was thrilled with the news of the upgrade, explaining, “we have pushed for this with various councils up until now and fortunately now they are going to solve the problem.”
Calle Benaojan joins Calle Antequera, Paseo de Andalucia and Calle Limonar in receiving a facelift. The council now plans to also adapt kerbs for those with reduced moility throughout the town’s centre, and also reasphalt seversal roads.