Saturday, May 23, 2009

No replacement

After all the fuss about which route it should take, Sr Ferrer, regional director for public works, has announced that the project to create a four-lane CV-95, passing through San Miguel de Salinas, was no longer viable.

The current CV-95 is classed as ‘extremely busy' with up to 25,000 vehicles a day using the road which has only one carriageway in each direction. The scheme to build the motorway to replace it was awarded to a temporary consortium in October 2007 and the inauguration of the works has been announced several times with great fanfare.

The motorway was to be built and maintained for 30 years by the consortium and the regional government had agreed to pay 172 million euros for the works. However the builders revealed that they were having problems borrowing the 94.4 million euros they needed from the banks.

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