The Estepona City Council informs that the preliminary work has begun for the execution of the works of the second phase of the comprehensive remodeling and pedestrianization project of the Avenida de España. The works will be carried out from Juan Carlos I avenue to Delfín street, in an area of 15,874 square meters.
The work, which has a budget of 3,718,282 million euros, will be carried out by the company Grulop 21.SL and will have an estimated term of four months.
With this action, the pedestrianization of the old national highway 340 continues, which will become a large landscaped boulevard for the enjoyment of pedestrians. This second phase also includes the comprehensive remodeling of the section of the promenade that runs from Calle Delfín to Avenida Juan Carlos I.
As for the pedestrianization work, the City Council is going to execute a new single platform that will create a unitary image of the entire environment. This will be achieved through a single criterion of paving and generation of flower beds that in turn follows the material and visual line of the previous redevelopment phase, which runs from Terraza street to Juan Carlos I avenue.
In addition, the works include the improvement of the sanitation network with a new sewage and rainwater collector in accordance with the city’s Sewerage Master Plan. Improvements will also be made in the supply network, in the natural gas distribution network, in public lighting and in the irrigation network.
Although the sidewalk will be used mainly for pedestrian use, it will also have a beacon for the creation of a bike lane that will provide continuity from the Port area to the La Cala area and that will allow road traffic for emergency vehicles. Likewise, in the design of the pavement, special emphasis has been placed on the elimination of architectural barriers to favor an inclusive city.
On the other hand, the urban furniture will be renovated, with modern and more efficient elements. Another objective of this action will be the repopulation of plants, the planting of trees and the creation of gardens in the surface areas, following the model of a sustainable city promoted in the last decade.
The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, explained that this action will give continuity to the execution of the pedestrian boulevard that opens the city to the sea and that it will expand the ‘Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol’ project.
The councilor has pointed out that it is a pioneering initiative that places Estepona at the forefront of sustainable cities, which are committed to quality of life, the well-being of citizens, the environment and wide spaces for pedestrians.
It is also worth mentioning that the pedestrianization of the old N-340 continues with a third phase that is currently underway, in the section between Calle Delfín and the access roundabout to the Los Pescadores neighborhood. This project is being carried out simultaneously with the Mirador del Carmen, a socio-cultural facility for public use that will become an emblem of the city, thanks to the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean that this project will generate. It has the seal of the prestigious urban planner Salvador Moreno Peralta and will become a tourist reference in the city by generating a new public space open to pedestrians, with more than 15,000 square meters, in another privileged enclave of the city.