N-332 plans put out to tender
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