Notorious blackspots on the N-332 highway in the Santa Pola area are set to be eliminated, if Spain’s infrastructure minister, Julio Gómez-Pomar, gets official approval for his plans this Friday (March 31st) from the Council of Ministers, the country’s equivalent of the UK government cabinet.
Partido Popular national deputy, Loreto Cascales (pictured), who comes from Santa Pola, says she got the pledge following a meeting she had with Gómez.-Pomar. Cascales says that draft bills, set to be passed as part of the General State Budget, will include a new roundabout link and lower speed lanes at Gran Alacant, as well as an extra lane to be built between the junctions for Playa Lisa and Santa Pola town centre.
Cascales added that the measures would then have to get parliamentary approval in Congress as part of the State Budget, where the Partido Popular are governing in a minority.
In January, the infrastructure ministry promised to improve warning signposts on the N-332 close to the accident spot by the empty Rocas de Blancas hotel, though no date was given for the work to be done.