| The Ministry of Development awards the works that will double the width of the road, which will have two lanes and shoulders, and renew the firm | The layout and drainage will also be improved, curves will be eliminated and the signage will be renewed The Autonomous Community has awarded for almost 1.3 million the expansion and adaptation works of a section of the RM-531 regional highway, which connects Campos del Río and Alguazas, which will increase the safety of the more than 580,000 drivers who circulate annually in this way. The main improvement is to increase the width of the road, which will increase from 5 to 9 meters and this will allow it to be equipped with two 3.5-meter lanes and one-meter hard shoulders, one for each direction, so that two vehicles can circulate.
simultaneously, which significantly increases road safety. The Minister of Development and Infrastructure, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, explained that "a structural rehabilitation of the pavement will be carried out with a new platform to improve traffic conditions and road safety of the highway.
Currently the state of the pavement is very deteriorated, with many deformations, fissures, cracks and subsidence.
In addition to improving the circulation of vehicles, its complete renovation saves costs in travel time, fuel and reduces carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere ". It is also foreseen the elimination of some curves and the increase of the radius in others to make driving more comfortable and safe, while the drainage of the road will be improved to avoid flooding and the possible sliding of vehicles.
Likewise, the horizontal and vertical marking of the road will be replaced.
All these works have an execution period of ten months. This action will be carried out on a 2.6 kilometer section of the RM-531 regional highway, which runs through the municipality of Campos del Río, between kilometer points 6.3 and 8.9. Complete road upgrade This section is the second action that the Autonomous Community will carry out on this road until the complete improvement of the road is developed, which houses an 8.2-kilometer route between the municipalities of Alguazas and Campos del Río and which is the main communication route of these municipalities with the Northwest highway and the future Northwest Arch. The regional government built a new roundabout in Alguazas to improve access to the El Cortijo industrial estate, the Vega Media Secondary Education Center, the municipal soccer field and the funeral home, worth 273,000 euros. Likewise, the Community and the Alguazas City Council have unblocked the collaboration agreement to obtain the necessary land to undertake the works of the third section of the road in Alguazas, which will involve a regional investment of 900,000 euros. The project for the fourth and last section is being drawn up, which is conditional on the definitive layout of the Northwest Arc, the design of which is being defined by the Ministry of Public Works, especially as a result of protests from business organizations and neighborhood groups that do not admit its current location for being in the middle of nowhere.