VALENCIA’S regional government has voted to support the removal of the tolls on the AP-7 motorway.
The decision was a unanimous one although the Partido Popular (PP) decided to abstain from the final vote.
It’s at the first stage of implementation, but once the current concession to run the service expires – in this case at the end of December 2019 – the motorway will transfer to public ownership.
The announcement was greeted with cheers from across the area as drivers look forward to the time they can use the AP-7 for free and stay away from the busy coastal roads that are often congested especially in the holiday periods.
The notorious traffic jam hot spots along the N-332, such as those in Torrevieja and Cabo Roig, should see immediate benefits from the decision as vehicles will be able to completely bypass the towns where tolls are currently in operation.
In addition, the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre should be able to attract more visitors from far and wide as the motorway has an exit just a few yards away.