The safety device of the downhill pilgrimage of Santa Eulalia de Mérida, patron saint of Totana, which will be celebrated on December 8, will be composed of fifty soldiers who will watch over the safety of the pilgrims.
In addition, the MU-502 road, which connects the towns of Totana and Aledo, will be cut off to traffic at 6:00 am and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until after 1:00 pm, when the image of La Santa arrives at the hermitage of San Roque.
The pilgrimage with the image of La Santa de Totana will begin at 9 o'clock, scheduled time from its sanctuary, and will end at 12:00 o'clock, when the Patron arrives at the spot of El Rulo, just outside the urban area, where the civil and religious authorities and the people in general will wait for it.
The safety device and emergency arrangements were adopted at the last local citizen security meeting held on November 16.
The device, made up of about 50 troops, will be formed by agents of the Local Police, Civil Guard (traffic and Nature Protection Service), Civil Protection, members of the fire station of Alhama-Totana and environmental agents.
The MU-502 road will be cut off to traffic at the height of the Cross of the Mission and the roundabout Rulo (which connects with the North Beltway), just outside the town of Totana;
and will open to traffic once the image of Santa Eulalia arrives at the hermitage of San Roque, about 1:00 pm, after the official reception in El Rulo.
In this way, vehicles wishing to access the sanctuary must do so from this time onwards through the road known as La Huerta, which will be enabled only as a means of access.
In addition, the intermediate accesses to the MU-502 road will be cut off from traffic, for which reason it is requested that the traffic signs be respected at the height of the transfer and other important access roads;
and only use the La Huerta road, through which the chapel is accessed through the Sopanvino site.
The Civil Guard will also cut the Aledo-Totana road at the height of the El Angel spot;
while the emergency coordination center will be established in the Local Police and in the area of â€‹â€‹Los Eucaliptos, where the Emergency and Municipal Sanitary Service will also be located.
Also, a public transport service will be enabled to go up to the sanctuary from 5:00 am (and until 8:30 am), whose starting point on this occasion will be the Plaza de la Constitución in order that the users can enjoy the festive day.
The buses will go back up, for the people who have parked the vehicles in the vicinity of the sanctuary, from approximately 13:00 hours, from the place of La Cruz.