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Calp’s Town Council announces the streets that will be closed to traffic due to the Tour of Spain on September 9

Thursday, 19 May, 2016 - 13:45

Calp’s Town Council held a meeting this morning with hotels, shops and land agents affected by the Tour of Spain going across the town on September 9 in order to let them know which streets will be closed to traffic and to give some tips to diminish the inconveniences caused by this event.


This stage of the Tour of Spain consists of an individual time trial starting in Xàbia and arriving to Calp through the carretera de Moraira. It will go through Avenida Juan Carlos I, Ejércitos Españoles, Xàbia, Gibraltar, Avenida del Puerto and it will finish in the old fish market.


Road traffic will be closed in both directions from 11 in the morning until approximately 6 in the evening in Avenida Juan Carlos I and Ejércitos Españoles, as well as in adjoining streets leading to the areas of Les Bassetes, Calalga and la Fossa. In the town, traffic might be restricted even earlier, for it will depend on the finish line set up. Apart from that, parking in the centre will be prohibited from 10 pm on the night before, time at which the trucks in charge of setting up the area will start arriving.


Only emergency vehicles will be allowed in these areas, and zebra crossings will be set to ensure that access to the beaches and the port is available.


Traffic will be restored from 6 pm in the trial area and, in the port, it will be restored when the dismounting works are finished.


On the other hand, taxi and bus stops have been set in Calle Finlandia (close to the Mercadona area) and in Avenida Isla de Formentera (area in the Paradero de Ifach).


In the meeting, the Town Council recommended parking outside the area restricted to traffic and advised hotels and shops to warn suppliers carrying out deliveries or collections before 10 am on the day of the event. Hotels are also advised to warn their clients and let them know that they will not be able to drive in the restricted area or access hotels nor car parks..


All the information on the Tour will be published on the website www.calp.es/vuelta16, and information posters will be distributed in the affected residential areas, neighbourhoods, shops and hotels.