N-332 plans put out to ten­der

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By Dave Jones THE NA­TIONAL gov­ern­ment has asked for bids from ar­chi­tects to draw up the plans to turn the N-332 road in Tor­re­vieja into a dual car­riage­way.

Gov­ern­ment del­e­gate in the Va­len­cia re­gion, Juan Car­los Mor­agues claimed the na­tional gov­ern­ment had ‘taken the bull by the horns’ in the long-run­ning saga over the road-widen­ing scheme.

He noted that an ad­ver­tise­ment ask­ing for in­ter­ested par­ties to present their of­fers had been pub­lished in the of­fi­cial state bul­letin (BOE) this week.

Sr Mor­agues noted that the con­tract is worth €1 mil­lion and ad­mit­ted that the plan will take 18 months to draw up.

The con­ver­sion of the 8-km stretch of road into a dual car­riage­way will cost an es­ti­mated €40 mil­lion and is de­signed to im­prove traf­fic flow, he stated.

Sr Mor­agues said the N-332 in Tor­re­vieja is used by an av­er­age of 40,000 ve­hi­cles a day, which rises to 50,000 in the sum­mer.

The new road will have a speed limit of 80km/h and ‘in the plans, they will study the re­order­ing of the junc­tions’, he added.

For­mer Tor­re­vieja mayor and cur­rent vice-pres­i­dent of Ali­cante re­gion, Ed­uardo Dolón thanked the min­istry of pub­lic works for en­sur­ing the plans would be drawn up as quickly as pos­si­ble.

Sr Dolón blamed the Va­len­cia re­gional gov­ern­ment for the most re­cent de­lays which have hit the dual car­riage­way scheme and the fact that they have had to ‘go back to the very be­gin­ning’.

He claimed the na­tional gov­ern­ment has solved the prob­lems for the sta­te­owned road and that the project was ‘im­por­tant’ for Prime Min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Ra­joy.

Traf­fic jams oc­cur ev­ery day on the N-332 in Tor­re­vieja

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