The proposed upgrading of the N-332 around Torrevieja into a dual carriageway can take place without any additional storm drainage construction, according to Manuel Aldeguer, director-general of the Valencian Government’s Water Authority.  Aldeguer’s comments came in a letter to Torrevieja mayor, José Manuel Dolón, where he stated that any drainage improvements in the area did not have to go in tandem with the lane doubling of the N-332.

Dolón told a news conference that there was  now no excuse for the long-delayed project not to go ahead. The work had been budgeted at 19 million euros but would have cost substantially more if drainage improvements had to be undertaken. The mayor has written to the Ministry of Public Works in Madrid stating that a major financial obstacle had been removed and that the N-332 construction should start “as soon as possible”.

Last month Dolón, announced that the Ministry had sent him a letter stating that the process to approve the project would start “soon”.

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