Footbridge over the highway at Cabo Roig.
Pedestrian bridge over the highway at Cabo Roig would finally be completed in 2024. The crossing has been dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists for years. It is the link between La Fuente and the beaches of Orihuela. But it is only provided for the cars. The pedestrians and cyclists have to risk their lives, so to speak, to get to the beach or the pharmacy. The residents and second residents of the various neighborhoods have already complained about this to the city council of Orihuela several times. In 2018, there was even a march by the residents of the neighborhoods for a safer road for cyclists and pedestrians, which made headlines. Unfortunately without result
Footbridge over the highway at Cabo Roig
Until now they have done little . Only a traffic sign with a restriction to drive 30 kilometers per hour.
The road is not lit in the evening and at night. And few motorists adhere to the restriction. Fluo vests and flashlights to be visible is no superfluous luxury for residents and holidaymakers. Because otherwise you sometimes risk your life to go to the shops, the pharmacy, the banks and the beach.
After years of campaigning , the city council has promised to really do something about it . Because within the first two years there would be a pedestrian bridge over the AP 7 There is also a promise to renew the street itself . Because there are often potholes in the road surface, where only a temporary solution can be found. The money for this is still blocked in the bank after a bankruptcy of the developer of the neighborhoods. So now she could be released. It’s about millions. These would be released this week, March 2022.
The neighborhood committee that have already coordinated all the actions and continue to press the city council for a safe solution is satisfied. But not quite yet. Because the situation remains dangerous . So they are pushing for better signage and lighting.