Lo­cal road im­prove­ments

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Irena Bodnarec THE 600-me­tre stretch of the CV-760 La Nucía to Al­tea road was re-as­phalted last week, fi­nanced by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment in Ali­cante.

A re­quest was sub­mit­ted by the coun­cil back in Au­gust af­ter a num­ber of traf­fic ac­ci­dents oc­curred fol­low­ing a rainy pe­riod and a study was car­ried out on the road sur­face.

A new type of as­phalt con­tain­ing mi­cro ag­glom­er­ates and fi­bre, al­low­ing greater ad­he­sion, was used which will im­prove road safety and re­duce the risk of ac­ci­dents on the par­tic­u­larly curvy sec­tion of road near the water­fall.

The works were car­ried out and com­pleted over two days and the road is now fully open. By Jo Pugh TWO HUN­DRED res­i­dents of Ben­i­tachell will be seen on the big screen next year, af­ter they took part in the film­ing of Ru­ral Cops, a comedy screen­play, di­rected by the popular Paco Soto. It will be lo­cated in the fic­tional town of Tor­re­tatx­ell.

The res­i­dents, who were all ex­tras in the film, along with lo­cal mu­sic and dance bands, was filmed on lo­ca­tion both around the vil­lage cen­tre and on nearby beaches.

Cala del Mo­raig, Puig Llorença, the Cum­bre del Sol ur­ban­i­sa­tion and the church of Santa María Mag­dalena were among the fa­mous land­marks used in the film.

The script was par­tially writ­ten by a res­i­dent of Ben­i­tachell, Carol Colomer. She passed away in April of this year be­fore she could fin­ish her project. Un­de­terred, the crew and cast were de­ter­mined to carry on and fin­ish the film in her mem­ory.

The film has a dozen pro­fes­sional ac­tors and is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote the scenic beauty of the area. Be­cause of this, the film re­ceived €10,000 in spon­sor­ship from Ben­i­tachell town hall.

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