Pego-Sa­gra road rock­fall haz­ard

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Sa­man­tha Kett

PEGO res­i­dents have warned that the road to Sa­gra is pep­pered with rock­falls, pos­ing a dan­ger to driv­ers.

The CV-715, which lo­cals in both vil­lages use up to four times a day if they com­mute, be­comes a per­ilous ob­sta­cle course with chunks of stones in the mid­dle of the car­riage­way – some­times as many as five or 10 large ones in the space of a kilo­me­tre.

This is even more of a haz­ard as the road is very nar­row with sev­eral sharp bends, and no street lights.

Some driv­ers say if there is noth­ing com­ing, they stop their cars in the mid­dle of the high­way to move the rocks, but the moun­tain­side crum­bles onto the tar­mac ev­ery time it rains.

Sa­gra and Pego town coun­cils say the road falls within the re­gional gov­ern­ment's re­mit and all they can do is re­port the prob­lem.

Mayor of Sa­gra Juan Antonio Car­rió says he has 'not re­ceived any writ­ten com­plaints' about the state of the road, and that res­i­dents 'ought to know al­ready' that the CV-715 is 'dan­ger­ous in the rain'.

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