Benidorm finalizes improvement works in the surroundings of La Creu
The improvement measures will continue on Sierra Dorada street
The works to adapt the area of La Creu and its entrances are practically completed. The Creu viewpoint, 217 meters above sea level, is one of the most emblematic places in the city; a unique viewpoint in Serra Gelada Natural Park.
The Mayor Toni Pérez stressed, "several works have been developed in recent months to reaffirm accessibility in one of the most visited points of the city." The objective is, specified the mayor, to achieve "a friendly, comfortable and accessible city to be fully enjoyed."
The Public Space department has finished these days the works in the viewpoint and its entrances. The works, said the mayor, “have consisted of the contribution of a specific layer of paint on 675 linear meters of road and 1,350 square meters of surface, as well as the installation of three granite benches, two picnic benches that are added to the bench. labeled with the slogan #BenidormTeEspera ”. At the same time, he indicated, “signage has been developed in all sections and the installation of twenty-seven LED streetlights, from the access control in the roundabout of Pekin Street, to achieve lighting that allows to enjoy the place longer and in better conditions"•.
La Creu, Pérez recalled, "constitutes one of the emblematic points of the city and is the goal of healthy walks and physical activity routes that are carried out every day from different parts of Benidorm".
Since September 2020, private vehicles cannot access La Creu and the final section of the climb has only been enabled for pedestrians, which allows to enjoy a privileged environment and unique views over the Mediterranean and the Bay of Benidorm.
The Department of Historical Heritage has installed, in the surroundings of La Creu, two lighting boxes with a piece of the history of the monument -in Spanish, Valencian and English- illustrated with images of 1961, when the original cross was placed.
The new cross is part of Serra Gelada Natural Park and the accesses to the park can be possible from the city through several streets where improvements works are also being developed.
The works to improve accessibility on Alcalde Manuel Catalán Chana avenue have already been completed, which began last December and which have allowed the avenue to regain its functionality and traffic directions. The improvement works were included in the project "Improving road safety and accessibility 2020", which had an investment of 1.7 million euros.
For the mayor, Toni Pérez, these actions "are very important because they mean access to places as important as Serra Gelada Natural Park and La Creu"
In this avenue, the mayor pointed out, the improvements measures have been "the renovation and expansion of the sidewalks that now offer 1.95 meters wide and curb at the top, which means safety and accessibility", adapting them to the regulations. At the same time, a new lighting system "that offers energy efficiency and economic savings" has been installed.
The next action, announced by the mayor, will take place along the avenue and on Sierra Dorada street, which follows the route at the main access to Serra Gelada Natural Park and La Creu, with “the construction of sidewalks, which currently are only painted on the asphalt, and the provision of new lighting ”.