Preven­to­rio car-crash blackspot wiped out

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Saman­tha Kett A MA­JOR ac­ci­dent blackspot in Real de Gan­dia has fi­nally been elim­i­nated – 35 years after res­i­dents started cam­paign­ing.

The junc­tion onto the main high­way from the Mon­ter­rey ur­ban­i­sa­tion, a com­plex that in­cludes the Preven­to­rio chil­dren’s home, has been the site of nu­mer­ous crashes as it is com­pletely blind and driv­ers take their lives into their hands when pulling out.

Deaths are not un­known – in fact, the most re­cent was in late 2016. Driv­ers in the vil­lage have been call­ing for a sol- ution since 1983 and re­as­sur­ances and prom­ises by lo­cal and re­gional gov­ern­ments have al­ways come to noth­ing.

At last, after three-and-ahalf decades of be­ing fobbed off, fund­ing was freed up to build a round­about, which has just been un­veiled.

Since the last lo­cal elec­tions, all the cash Real de Gan­dia re­ceived from the re­gional pub­lic works min­istry went into pay­ing off the coun­cil’s debt – un­til a year ago, when it was at last able to set aside funds for the new traf­fic is­land.

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