New motorway development for Almanzora

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IN DEVELOPMENT: The Almozara motorway has come a long way since it was first built back in 2004. Credit; Vox Albox/Twitter

A NEW motorway development is in the works to link the Almanzora A-350 with the A-7.

The Housing and Development Department have begun the process of purchasing the land needed to extend the A-350 motorway so that it connects with the A-7, with construction plans scheduled for 2018.

Joaquin Jimenez, the councillor for Housing and Development, noted that “the Andalucian authorities are committed to the development of this key road infrastructure for the region”.

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The new road will help relieve the build up of traffic on the road between Fines and the A-7 which sees more than 10,000 vehicles per day.

The 29km connection between Fines and the A-7 link at Huercal-Overa is scheduled to be completed in the first few months of 2021, although the first section between El Cucador and La Concepcion is predicted to be up and running by February 2020.

The new highway will benefit more than 70,000 residents who live in the Almanzora valley and will also make it easier for local businesses to transport goods to other parts of Spain.

It has been estimated that authorities have already spent more than a €100 million on the Almozara  motorway, with the latest development set to provide jobs for more than 800 workers.

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