WORKS to reform Calle Santa Catalina in Los Boliches are already more than 60 per cent complete.
The road, which was being upgraded over a 45-day period is in the upper part of the town and covers 1,857 square metres.
The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, accompanied by the deputy mayor of Los Boliches, Pedro Cuevas, and the Councillor for Works, Jose Sanchez, visited the comprehensive remodelling project which began on July 10. The works, which involve a “radical change of the route,” are being carried out over the summer to avoid causing disruption at local schools.
Calle Santa Catalina is undergoing major work to both its underground infrastructure and surface. The project’s start date was agreed in collaboration with neighbours of the area after a meeting with them the mayor to explain the details of the project and address any suggestions.
According to Ms Mula, “it was necessary to do these works in summer because of the amount of students here in term time. In addition, workers are doing everything necessary to try to finish the stretch of road between Avenida de Las Salinas and Calle Antonio Machado so residents can use their car parks.”
The works include renewing all supply networks, including those for rainwater, sewage, drinking water, electricity, telephone lines and lighting, as well as replacing signage, painting and street furniture and improving accessibility. Wheelchair ramps will also be installed and pavements will be widened to a minimum width of 1.5 metres.
The council is also prioritising lowering carbon emissions by replacing all street lamps with LED lamps and is reducing littering by installing six bins. Ms Mula commented, “we will have all new infrastructure to meet the needs of residents, as it was quite outdated,” adding if the works continue to go well they will finish ahead of schedule.
The works were put out to tender in April with a budget of €547,203.91, an amount which was eventually reduced significantly by the successful bidder, Probisa.