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Costa Blanca airport access to be improved

CENTRAL Government in Madrid has declared as “urgent” the acquisition of land to enable one of the main access roads to Alicante-Elche Airport to be expanded.

The N-338, that sees around 26,000 vehicles use it on a daily basis, will be made a dual-carriageway.  In addition, similar work will be undertaken on the N-332.

The N-338 is the road that runs parallel to the airport terminal, and its entire stretch is just single line which last year recorded more than 13 million travellers.

Alicante-Elche is among the top five in Spain in terms of passengers, and yet the only one that doesn’t have a dual-carriageway as its principle access road.  The problem is exacerbated as many drivers use the road as the final part of bypassing Alicante city without using the airport.

The plan will affect a 4.75km length of the N-338 with dual carriageway along a 3.50m stretch that will link the N-340, A-70 and the N-332 coast road.

Passenger numbers using the Alicante-Elche Airport since the new buildings opened in 2011 have grown steadily year-on-year, and the upgrade of the access can only enhance its future potential as an international terminal.

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