Works on the A-387 road have finally reached completion today (Friday the 25th of Novembre), after part of the road, near El Lagarejo, was reopened to traffic this Wednesday.
The road works, which began in the summer of 2010, aim to regulate traffic flow between Fuengirola and Mijas Pueblo, and to allow for better access on and off the A-7 motorway.
The extensive works have included creating two roundabouts, one on Avenida Clemente Díaz and one near the Juan Pablo II Park to alleviate traffic chaos as vehicles head into Fuengirola from the Marbella direction and as they leave the town centre and head towards Malaga on the A-7.
In addition, the flyover that crosses the Costa del Sol’s main highway now has four lanes, a bridge opposite Urbanisation El Lagarejo, has been widened, and most of the 750 metre stretch has been resurfaced.
However, the initiative has also meant that one of the original motorway slip roads in the area has been closed permanently on the insistence of the Ministry of Development.
Mayor of Fuengirola, Esperanza Oña explained during the to the site: “The Ministry does not allow for access roads to be so close together as they can cause accidents. The other one is open and it will regulate access via a roundabout.”
The project can dragged on longer than expected when the original company contracted to do the works stopped for a month as they allegedly ran out of money. But the construction company Probisa took over and works finally resumed.