(Press release) The provincial delegate for Public Works, Pablo Lorenzo, visited Jimena recently to see several traffic problem spots, and to announce new roadworks for the area. The meeting took place with Mayor Pascual Collado and Councillor for Development Fernando Gómez. Among other points on the agenda were>the Mayor’s concern regarding work to be carried out on the A-405 San Roque-Ronda road, as well as that to be done on the A2102 and A2103 roads that connect San Enrique de Guadiaro and San Martín del Tesorillo. The Mayor also pointed out the difficulties involved in accessing the garages near the crossing of the A-405 with the entrance to Jimena.
A-405 to include cycle path
Regarding the first of these, Lorenzo said that the Junta’s department is studying improvements to the stretch between Castellar and Jimena using the same system as that of the section that runs between Estación de San Roque and Castellar, which is already finished. This would involve creating a 7-metre-wide road, plus an additional cycle path.
The connection between Tesorillo and the A-7 coast road and the A2102 and A2103 roads would mean a 10-metre-wide road, as this section carries heavy daily traffic and its present lack of a verge is dangerous.
Access to garages from the A-405
After the meeting, the Mayor, Councillor and Provincial Delegate visited the crossing of the A-405 and the road up to the village (photo), where Collado pointed out that the present signage and structure of the crossing makes it extremely difficult to access the repair shops there. The owners of these joined the delegation, offering their opinion and suggesting alternative measures.
Present, too, were Public Works technical staff, who promised to create a project that would solve these problems “as soon as possible.” For his part, Pablo Lorenzo said, “We consider it necessary to find a solution to this problem quickly, as [these businesses] generate employment and an invaluable service to Jimena. We will find a solution soon.”