The road will have no sidewalks with new landscaping, full accessibility and all services renewed
Urban Scene department begins the paving of Jaén Street, the last stage before finishing the work
Asphalting work has begun today on Jaén street, which once completed will be the endpoint of the renovation works on this important road, which began last February. This is the street that gives access to the main entrance of the cultural centre, but also various hotels and establishments often visited by British tourists.
The infrastructure renovation works have covered the section that runs from Europa Avenue to Cuenca Street and has been financed by the Infrastructure Renovation Fund of the company Hidraqua, concessionaire of the Water Cycle Management in the city.
As pointed out by the Councilor for Public Space, José Ramón González de Zárate, the street "will now have a single platform, with printed asphalt, sidewalks with planters and new trees and full accessibility." As for services, all the underground pipes that affect the sewage system have been renewed, as well as the lighting and medium voltage installations.
As it is a single platform road "vehicle access will be allowed, but the priority will always be pedestrian". The sidewalk in this section, which reaches Murcia Street, is made of Portuguese paving and an asphalt lane will be located in the centre of the road.
About the section between Murcia and Cuenca streets, the sidewalks will be at a different level concerning the road and the trees will be located in the parking area inside planters with mitres to protect the tree and the vehicles.
In the same way, González de Zárate specified, throughout the street "the lighting has been renewed to continue with the implementation of LED technology, an island of containers and an accessible bus stop have been placed". As for the speed of the vehicles, in the section between Europe and Murcia, it will be 10 km/h as it is a priority area for pedestrians. “What we do is improve and increase accessibility so that people who go to the Cultural Center are completely protected” the counsellor specified.
In addition, the ford and the reserved space of Castilla Hotel it is kept a loading and unloading area created for the cultural centre on the sidewalk in front of the material access doors.
"With this action, we not only continue to renovate the city's infrastructure, but also improve the urban scene and aesthetics, which is one of the central objectives of this government team" explained the councillor, who has also emphasized the improvement of pedestrian mobility “with a new space that pedestrians are going to gain”. “It is a very important improvement for Levante and Rincón de Loix” he summed up.