The Director General of Highways, José Guijarro, and the Mayor of Totana, Isabel Maria Sanchez, today visited the RM-315 highway connecting the city of Totana with the hamlet of El Paretón-Cantareros, in order to know the status of rehabilitation work on this road, which just concluded after four months.
The ceremony was also attended by councilors of Infrastructure, María José Bedia, and districts, Diego Munoz, and technicians responsible for the Highways Agency responsible for its management and execution.
The Ministry of Public Works has invested a total of 577,311 euros over five miles of that side road.
José Guijarro has referred to the works as "high maintenance" because "not only have restored the original characteristics of the road, but we have improved."
The work of the Highways Agency has been the formation of gutter cleaning, and then been covered with concrete.
In addition, improved visibility and drainage, which will facilitate the circulation in case of rain and the conservation of the road.
They have sharpened their slopes, through the provision of artificial ballast, and has been applied to the road of firm backing layer and a backing layer of the tread.
In addition, signaling renewed every horizontal and vertical, as explained optional director's work, Francisco Ãlvarez.
Similarly, there is renewed all the signs in the area to ensure a smooth flow with minimal risks.
It has also contributed to the installation of barriers to protect motorists in the sections of sharp curves along the five miles in which it acts.
Guijarro said that after the completion of the performance of his department, "we face a completely new road will serve as an important agricultural area is the Lower Guadalentín."
The head of department explained that the road Road RM-315 supports a daily traffic of about 2,000 vehicles, of which over 100 are heavy vehicles.
In addition, the CEO said that this road was very widely used shaft when executed works to the highway by heavy vehicles causing significant damage to the firm, so it was only right to give response to requests from the City Council and the residents of this hamlet.
These works have been undertaken following the implementation of the highway between Totana and Mazarron, which road has seen a sharp increase in the number of drivers who travel from and to El Paretón Totana, so this conditioning has contributed to improving the road network in the environment.
For its part, the Mayor of Totana explained that this is a historical demand of the residents of El Paretón and Cantareros and owners of farms and cooperatives that exist in the area.
He commented that "although this is not going to be the legislature of major infrastructure, we do have to maintain the level of demand and requests the City to the Autonomous Region in those infrastructures that are possible, especially in its maintenance is almost more important its creation.
The Highways Agency and undertook works amounting to 60,000 euros in 2004 to repair the pavement before construction of the highway Totana-Mazarron.
In relation to the Western Ring project, the authorities explained that the technicians of both administrations will soon begin work on the draft and layout of it.