At the meeting, held at the Consistory of the capital, they insisted on the need to coordinate actions and join efforts to bring to the Ministry of Transportation “a solid and agreed proposal in the field of influence.”
The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has highlighted the leadership of the City of Malaga in promoting this infrastructure “key to the development of the province”, recalling the initial studies commissioned by the Consistory and which were presented in 2017 Likewise, in July 2019, the traffic demand and collection studies carried out by a specialized company were also presented publicly.
The councilor has also referred to the new traffic data recorded in the last three years, highlighting a growth of more than 24 percent in three years in some sections of the east round of Malaga.
In this sense, he has explained the new studies that are currently being developed to continue advancing in the process and has made reference to the first contacts they have had with the Ministry of Development, to whom the project has already been presented, as well as with potential interested investors, in the event that this is carried out under a public-private partnership scheme.
Finally, there has been an exchange of opinions between the representatives of the administrations, to whom their collaboration has been requested when raising the necessary land reserves or adjustments in the current planning, highlighting the importance of coordinating actions and joining efforts to carry out this infrastructure, which is considered key to the economic and social development of the province.
The new perimeter route, as indicated by the City Council, is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, “since a quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure is proposed, aimed at improving the living conditions of citizens by reducing congestion and the effects derived from it, reducing travel times, increasing road safety, and favoring public transport through the greater fluidity of existing roads. ”
This new infrastructure will ensure the continuity of the service of the main axes, articulating and facilitating access to the different municipalities and structuring the territory, reducing operating costs and guaranteeing services to both the resident population and tourists.
“Congestion situations that are already occurring at various points due to inadequacies of current infrastructure, and forecasts of increased demands that are deduced from the significant growth rates of socio-economic indicators, suggest addressing actions to carry out new routes in the surroundings of the city of Malaga, “they stressed.
Thus, they recalled that the processes of execution of this type of works require ample deadlines for processing, design and execution, “so it seems appropriate to continue advancing in the planning in a coordinated and consensual way”, as has been done manifest in the encounter.
This action was included in the Infrastructure, Transportation and Housing Plan (PITVI) 2012-2024 of the Ministry of Development and the PGOU of Malaga: the studies carried out and in progress are intended to support these plans and collaborate in their development.
In addition to the mayor, the president of the Diputacion, Francisco Salado, attended the meeting; the delegate of the acting Andalusian Board, Carmen Casero; the general director of Mobility of the Junta de Andalucia, Mario Munoz; and the mayors or representatives of the municipalities of Alhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin El Grande, Almogia, Alora, Cartama, Coin, Fuengirola, Marbella, Mijas, Moclinejo, Monda, Ojen, Pizarra, Rincon de la Victoria, Totalan and Velez-Malaga , among others.