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Normal vehicle traffic to resume in Sant Ferran as crews finish work

Obres gmontgri acabadesFormentera's infrastructure office reports that with road work complete, motorists in Sant Ferran can once again travel the northern stretch of a nearby arterial from this Saturday morning.

Upgrades this winter along carrer Guillem de Montgrí were seen as pro-pedestrian and a boost to local business. Crews eliminated a gaping height difference between the pavement and street and widened the pavements themselves. They also put in place new signage and painted lines on the road surface to reflect the town's new metred parking. That system, expected to alleviate the town's parking crunch, will take effect in June.

Drivers can once again use two Sant Ferran roads previously closed to traffic

Foto Guillem 2The Formentera Council's infrastructure office reports that this Saturday motorists in Sant Ferran will regain partial access to two local roads that had been temporarily closed for upgrades. Vehicle circulation will be allowed at reduced speeds on the southern stretch of carrer Guillem de Montgrí and along carrer València, two points where the work of road crews is nearly complete.

This winter, workers undertook a project aimed at promoting pedestrian mobility in the town centre and envigorating local businesses. Upgrades mean the previous height difference between the pavement and street level has been reduced, plus the pavements themselves are wider. New signage is also in place and freshly painted lines on the road surface now reflect the town's new metred parking. That system, expected to alleviate the town's parking crunch, will take effect in June.

Island steps up repairs across rural roads

Foto arranjament camins 2017The Council's infrastructure department reports that persistent rain this winter and a technical failure limited work crews' regular maintenance operations.

In an attempt to re-establish the normal pace of work and restore country roads battered by recent months' precipitation, the administration has spent €27,000 (VAT not included) bringing in an outside firm to assist the CiF maintenance brigade. Council officials say they hope the extra manpower will help bring the country roads —most of which are on the island's network of nature trails and heavily travelled— up to scratch in time for summer.

This week crews are working to refurbish roads in Migjorn.

Pedestrian area in Sant Ferran gets upgrades

Foto c majorThe Formentera Council's Office of Infrastructure and Mobility reports that from Friday, February 16, work crews will perform maintenance in the pedestrian area of Sant Ferran.

Upgrades, which involve repairs of shabby pavement, replacement of crummy street furniture and checks for faulty lighting, will also entail new pavement in front of the Sant Ferran church.

The work will cost €45,000 plus VAT and will be carried out alongside nearby upgrades currently under way at carrers València and Guillem de Montgrí. Both projects are expected to be finished by Easter.

Partial closures of avinguda Isidor Macabich in bid to rig ses Bardetes for fibre optics

Foto tall macabichThe Formentera Council's mobility office reports that from tomorrow, Friday February 15, road work at the crossing of avinguda Isidor Macabich and avinguda Vuit d'Agost, part of an effort to furnish ses Bardetes with high-speed internet connections, means drivers travelling on the first of the two avenues will face intermittent restrictions once schools let out for the weekend.

Rafael González, chief of the department, warned the upgrades would translate into extra noise for residents of the area. “We sincerely apologise, but this work is key to getting ses Bardetes high-speed connections before year end”.

Traffic control measures
The upgrades will require traffic on the avenue named for Isidor Macabich to be temporarily diverted to stretch of private road that connects with carrer des Pla del Rei, another nearby arterial. Traffic in front of Can Carlos will be restricted to one lane. To minimise headaches for motorists, special signage will be used to ensure continued vehicle flow in both directions.

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