Plans for Ronda – Costa del Sol motorway on display

LAST UPDATED: 7 Feb, 2011 @ 10:08
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Plans for Ronda – Costa del Sol motorway on display

THE plans for the proposed motorway linking Ronda with the Costa del Sol have now gone on display.

Throughout January exhibitions will be held in Town Halls throughout the affected municipalities giving the public a chance to study the information and oppose the plans.

The project, which aims to cut the travel time from Ronda to the Costa del Sol by more than half, involves building a motorway covering the 32.8 kilometre distance from Ronda to the current A-7 motorway, by the Benahavis road.

The total investment is estimated to reach 350 million euros and could create more than 5,000 jobs.

But the project has come under fire from environmentalists who argue it will destroy the surrounding landscape.

And others have questioned the impact the new motorway will have on the historical heritage of the town.

According to Maria Jose Martin de Haro, the Councillor for Public Works, any suggestions or oppositions to the plans made during this month will be passed directly on to the Department for consideration.

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  1. This will be a great way to incorporate the white villages of the serrania to the Coast Line and open up much more rural tourism, however I believe a new surface for the road between manilva and gaucin, is in much need, the road is bumby, un even, has large hole and in whole is a complete mess. Considering the amount of traffic and the importante of connecting the Serranía to the local coast line, without having to go to San Pedro and then taking the road to Ronda, I think the Junta should really study flatting and resurfacing this road as well as putting in a train connection to the Estación de Colmenar. Allowing village folk to travel quickly to the coast and people on the coast to visit the countryside without taking the car, which will boost rural tourism for sure.

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