The contract for the new road between Orihuela and Torrevieja has been given to a Temporary Union of Companies (UTE) formed by the companies; Cyes, Lubasa, Grupo Rover Alcisa and Torrescámara and Co. according to an authorized spokesman of the City council of Orihuela on Monday. The budget for this project is 94.4 million euros.
The 13.1km road will connect the N-340, the ring road at Arneva and Hurchillo and the AP-7 to the residential nuclei of Torrevieja at Los Balconies and Orihuela-Costa.
At the moment the Generalitat has not chosen which of the alternative layouts to proceed with. An opposition group proposed an amendment to the the original layout which would cut the town of San Miguel de Salinas in half.