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flashRoadworks have been sprouting up all over the resort of late and only today work has started on a new roundabout opposite the Flash hotel, which according to the town hall, will “improve the flow of traffic”. Considering that from Morgan’s Tavern Calle Gerona is one way anyway and Calle Derramador, the road in front of the Flash hotel isn’t exactly the M1, it seems rather a bizarre move.

wide viewThe bus stop in front of the hotel, which is a coach and shuttle drop off point for around 5 hotels plus numerous apartments, has now been taken away to accommodate the new roundabout, which is estimated to take around 20 days to complete.


tourist infoThe nearby new Tourist Information office has now opened, but unfortunately, the accompanying SATE office has not. The reason given is that they have not been able to obtain secure communications for the police from there. Perhaps they should have invested the roundabout money in purchasing some mobile phones!

sate in old townLets hope that it will be ready and fully operational by the start of the busy summer season. For those not fully aware, the SATE office is where you should go to report any crime – theft, mugging, pickpocket etc. Currently the SATE office is located in the Old Town, which puts many people off but once it has relocated the figures should be a truer reflection of the situation here.

The Old Town has not escaped either. Rather than start one, complete then go onto the next, which would be far too easy and logical, they seem to start several at the same time. This is obviously the Spanish way and they never appear to get finished in the specified timescale given - what a surprise!

Calle Tomas OrtunoCalle Tomás Ortuño, which runs parallel with Calle Ruzafa is being pedestrianised at the moment causing untold traffic problems as road directions have had to be changed.I wonder if Google maps have been informed of the changes and sat navs ammended accordingly otherwise there will be mayhem in the summer!

Calle Doctor Perez LlorcaSimilarly, Calle Doctor Perez Llorca, which starts at the Plaza Triangular - where the huge rubber tree is, at the end of the main Avd Mediterraneo is also being pedestrianised. I just hope all these upheavals have been properly thought out by the council and don't go the same way that the bus,taxi & bike lane on the Avd Mediterraneo did!

Avd Medbus laneThe painted on signs were quickly blacked over following protests, not only from motorists but opposition parties and traffic jams along the length of the Avd Mediterraneo - and that was at the quietest time of the year. Can you imagine what it would have been like in July and August, with extra millions flooding into the resort.

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