Estepona Council to give town centre a €480,000 face lift

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A PROJECT to completely renovate the main street of San Lorenzo has been given the green light by Estepona’s town council.

Plans will include the enlargement of public spaces for pedestrians, a new cycleway, street furniture and construction of a large roundabout at the intersection with Calle Pilar.

The Deputy Mayor of the area for development, infrastructure and tourism (FIT), Ana Velasco, has revealed that works will also include the installation of new street lighting and road signage, and the replacement of water supply and sanitation networks with electrical pipes and drainage.

In a move to improve the aesthetics of the area, there will a greater emphasis on green areas as well as modern urban furniture.

Velasco has explained that the project will be tendered in the next few weeks with the work expected to take five months to complete.

This whole programme of remodelling Estepona’s environment will be the first to be funded by the €10 million grant obtained by the Council from European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

The plans will have a budget based on a tender for €481,816 and the EU grant has enabled the Council to launch other projects in the coming months.

These will include the refurbishment of San Luis castle, improvements in e-Government, the renovation of the first stretch of the Andalucia avenue, and initiatives to promote greater energy efficiency.

The Deputy Mayor for new technologies, Jose Maria Ayala, has highlighted that Estepona Council has been awarded these EU funds as a result of being prompt with its payment obligations in Social Security and the tax agency.

The scale of the funds has also been attributed to the Council’s compelling presentation of a series of projects that will contribute to the sustainable development of the city.

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