The Town Council of Calp has just awarded 227,263€ for the restoration works on La Niña street and the Gabriel Miró and Ifach avenues. The works have a 66% funding from the Provincial Council within the call for aids for the repair of infrastructure affected by storms.
It is expected that the works on La Niña Street and the Ifach Avenue will begin at the beginning of April, once the Holy Week is over, with a deadline of one month and a half. Consequently the works should end before the summer season.
With regard to the Gabriel Miró Avenue, one of the main commercial arteries of the town, the works will begin at the beginning of September and have a deadline of one month and a half, so the works will be completed before the Moors and Christians festivities, since the grand parade runs through this road.
At present these three roads show areas of sunk and broken paved cobblestone due to episodes of intense rain, so it is proposed as a solution the replacement of the cobblestone in La Niña Street, with less slope and to remove the entire cobbled surface of the Ifach and Gabriel Miró avenues and its replacement by printed agglomerate with cobbled shape.
The mayor César Sánchez has indicated that "the Provincial Council of Alicante and the Town Council will invest to improve the conditions of the Gabriel Miró and Ifach avenues and La Niña street, we will continue to improve so that our town is more attractive and to improve the quality of life of our citizens, so that we are more competitive in the tourist sector, which is the key to create employment".
These streets were included, in February 2011, in the works of the Commercial Action Plan (PAC), financed with funds from the European Union in order to revitalize the commercial context in Calp. Being subject to financing with European funds, works to improve the road surface could only be undertaken after the five years marked by European regulations in this respect.