Thursday, January 22, 2009

Torrevieja transformed

Do you remember when they dug up a large section of Calle Ramón Gallud in Torrevieja? It wasn't just a case of scraping off the top layer of tarmac to apply a new surface, they dug right down and replaced the pipework, cables - the lot. Last year they did the same thing to the Paseo Marítimo.

The complete refurbishment is now scheduled to take place in other parts of the town as the council put into action their 'Asphalt Paving Plan 2009' . This ambitious plan includes 85,000 square metres of streets destined to be re-paved.

The mayor of Torrevieja, Pedro Hernández Mateo says that almost a million euros is going to be in this work which will take part in three phases.

  1. Calles Moriones, Concordia, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, calle del Mar and Patricio Zammit
  2. Sections of Calles Maestro Casanovas, Pascual Flores and Ramón Gallud
  3. Calles Galera, La Loma, Finlandia, Islandia, Mar Báltico and Suecia Asimismo along with Avenida Cortes Valencianas, Acacio Rebagliato (Industrial estate Casagrande) and Vial de Ronda Ricardo Lafuente.

Like before this is going to be more than a token layer of tarmac; they'll be replacing water and sewerage pipes, telephone and electricity cables - a thorough makeover.

Let's hope the City Council of Bigastro is taking note. There are one or two streets in the town that could do with a similar makeover - some of which are long overdue.

1 comment:

Will said...

This would appear to be good news but in other ways I find Torrevieja a disappointing town. The gratuitous graffiti tagging is endemic and really spoils the town. Sadly, this has spread to Guardamar. When we first visited Guardamar in 2001 there was no graffiti at all!
Also, in Torry, what is going on in the area near the bus station? They cleared the site and began digging the foundations for a huge block of apartments (opposite Don Pollo). No further work has been carried out and high rise cranes remain redundant. Has there been a planning dispute or have the developers gone out of business?