Juan Antonio Lorenzo, general secretary of PSOE of Almeria, has praised the government's investment in mobility improvements in Almeria through various projects in Poniente and Almeria metropolitan areas in which the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda is simultaneously working and which total more than 100 millions euros.
Lorenzo noted that "the investments made by the Government of Spain in roads in Almeria were historic and will improve communication in an extraordinary manner, which will mean a before-and-after for the thousands of drivers who use the vehicle daily to travel between Poniente and capital".
This week's most recent action by the Ministry was the provisional approval of the project to construct a third lane along the A-7 motorway in the section between Roquetas de Mar (Almeria). The estimated cost of this action is 52.8 million euros.
The Government of Pedro Sanchez has also expanded the A-7's capacity in an important section that ensures communications between Poniente and the capital. They are also improving the protection against landslides in the N -340A section between Aguadulce, the capital, and El Canarete. Their 100% reopening will reduce traffic on the A-7 between Roquetass and Almeria. These works have seen several contracts awarded, totalling almost 7 million euro over the past three years.
The Ministry also recently awarded the contract for the design of the project to improve Vicar junction on A-7. This action will see the conversion of the existing link to two semi-links. This will increase accessibility in this section. Contract for the project's drafting has been awarded for over 663,000 Euros.
The Government has already given the contract for works to renovate the junction of the A-7 at Viator and the A-92 at Almeria. Raquel Sanchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, announced that the 40 million euro works will begin after the summer. They will replace the existing link with direct branches.
Lorenzo Cazorla, in contrast to all the investments, has lamented that the Andalusian government "continues be idle with regard to their powers" and continues to ignore the pending actions to connect the Almanzora highway to Baza. He also doesn't comment on when the North link will be completed with Viator. He warned at this point that the PSOE would be "on top of" the PP Government in Andalusia to ensure that these infrastructures are completed.