The JGL approves the renovation project for Mallorca street, which involves an investment of close to one million euros
The forecast is to tender the work in December and be able to start the work in early 2021
The Local Government Board (JGL) yesterday approved the project for the ‘Renovation and improvement of the water infrastructure on Mallorca Street’, which covers a large part of this road and which involves an investment of close to one million euros. The Councilor for Works, José Ramón González de Zárate, has reported that this project, drawn up by the water concessionaire at the request of the City Council, comprises a stretch of 300 linear meters of Mallorca street, specifically between Ibiza street and Mediterráneo Avenue.
De Zárate explained that “the project proposes to renew all public services, from the drinking water and rainwater networks, to the sewerage and lighting; as well as totally improving the urban scene ”.
As indicated, "the hydraulic infrastructures are in poor condition, having detected losses in the drinking water and sewerage network." Hence, it is necessary to act to improve efficiency and reduce maintenance costs, replacing the current drinking water pipeline and the creation of a wastewater collector that connects with the new infrastructure on Mediterráneo Avenue. The replacement of the rainwater network is also planned, incorporating a new one, as well as the installation of hydrants.
In addition, all the lighting will be renewed with the installation of "powerful" LED luminaires as it is a section "with a lot of passage of people"; The entire pedestrian section, which runs between Ibiza and Gerona streets, will be repaved, as well as the road in the area open to traffic –between Gerona and Mediterráneo. The project also includes “maintaining the existing palm trees and replanting the missing ones”. De Zárate has advanced that "we are evaluating" the use of "a printed asphalt of different colors and very striking".
The mayor has indicated that the intention is "to be able to tender the work in a matter of two or three weeks, to be able to start the work at the beginning of 2021", thus taking advantage of the decrease in activity in this area, in which "tourism predominates English". "The idea is to try to carry out the bulk of the work before the hotels, pubs and establishments in the area are reopened, so that when tourists arrive it is completed or well advanced."
De Zárate recalled that a few weeks ago the 'Renovation of drinking water and sanitation infrastructures on Avenida de Roma' was also approved, which also includes the adaptation of the urban scene, road and sidewalks of this 320-meter-long road, located in the upper area of the Rincón de Loix neighborhood, and which will also be executed in 2021.