Government agrees to add third lane to the A-7 near Puerto Banus
Ministry of Public Works and Transport to invest 18 million Euros
18 October 2017
The Town Hall of Marbella announced today that the Spanish Ministry of Public Worksand Transport has approved the project to add a third lane to high way A7 between San Pedro de Alcántara and Puerto Banús. The news, which numerous residents and regular tourists have been hoping for was confirmed after the meeting of Mayor, Ángeles Muñoz with Minister Íñigo de la Serna in Madrid. The improvement of the Puerto Banús infrastructure has a budget of EUR 17.8 million and includes a bridge for pedestrians to connect Puerto Banús with Nueva Andalucía, as well as the extension of exits 172 and 174 which tend to cause congestion in summer.
Mayor Muñoz praised "the willingness and speed with which this project has been approached by the central government".
During the meeting with the Minister of Public Works, other issues of interest to the municipality have also been addressed. "We hope that in 2018 we can not only finalise the design of these projects but also the execution of the works which are vital for the city" said the mayor.
According to Bernardo Retana, Managing Partner of Otium Residences, "the local business community has been hoping for this project to happen; it is extremely important for Marbella and the entire Costa del Sol due to the economic impact, but most of all for the capacity to absorb traffic and avoid the retentions that we have to experience during high season in the stretch between San Pedro and Banús".