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Consell de Formentera implements safety upgrades at Porto-salè turnout

Foto 2020 millors seguretat viariaThe Consell de Formentera has overseen changes designed to make the juncture of highway PM-820 and the carretera de Porto-salè safer. In recent years, the crossing has been the site of a disproportionate number of sometimes deadly accidents.


-Solid line from the CEPSA petrol station into La Savina to prevent motorists from dangerous passing attempts.
-Reduced speed limit (from 90 km/h to 70 km/h) to prevent rear-end collisions, one of the most common accidents at this stretch of highway.
-Bigger and better signage highlighting reduced speed limit and dangerous intersection.
-Cleared vegetation near the intersection for improved visibility.

The measures put local roads on the right side of the island’s 2019 Plan for Sustainable Mobility, and are also in line with a measure which was green-lighted at local government’s February plenary session calling for urgent action at the section of highway in question.

The Consell has begun efforts to set up a radar speed trap between the CEPSA petrol station and the Porto-salè turnout, and is preparing upgrades that will make turning in and out easier for drivers.

21 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Crews clean and disinfect Centre de Dia

foto 2020 netejaIn recent days Consell de Formentera cleaning crews have disinfected inner patio spaces and the exterior of the island’s adult care centre. Though personnel have begun returning to work, the Centre de Dia remains closed to the public, and islanders who normally get care there are currently benefitting from at-home and over-the-phone assistance from Formentera social services staff.

At present the local government’s cleaning team is still engaged in special operations to disinfect and pressure-wash high-traffic spots in the main towns of the island.

20 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Upkeep and cleaning at local seniors’ centres

foto 2020 manteniment majorsThe Formentera Departments of Island Services and the Elderly report a host of maintenance operations are under way at old persons’ clubs across the island. The days ahead will see deep cleans and disinfecting measures at the clubs, including in Sant Francesc and at Casa del Poble.

Crews painted the interior of the Sant Ferran seniors’ centre and upgraded electrical work, with plans on track to replace the centre’s front awning and instal new upholstery for €3,448.50.

Walls at the seniors’ club in Sant Francesc have been fitted with wooden hangers, landscaping work has been carried out at the club in Es Cap, and repairs are in the works for the wood shutters at Casa del Poble.

Photo: Member of Consell maintenance brigade painting Sant Ferran seniors’ club interior.

19 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Painting of road markings starts on PM-820 from La Savina to La Mola

foto 2020 pm820 1The Formentera Department of Island Services reports that work began today on an initiative to update road surface markings on highway PM-820 stretching from La Savina to La Mola. Crews started at La Mola lighthouse and are scheduled to wrap up three days from now in the town of La Savina.

The department judged the upgrades were a needed change after seven years, and deemed the present moment opportune considering, with highway traffic sparse, a minimum number of  motorists stood to be impacted. Crews will repaint lines and highlight both horizontal road signage and pedestrian crossings. A solid double line will be painted in La Savina, and a solid single line will stretch 200 metres from outside town in the direction of Sant Francesc until past the petrol station.

Pinturas y Señales de Mallorca S.L. is the company responsible for completing the €48.223.49 job.

12 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Formentera OKs resumption of minor works projects

Under an order issued by the president’s office and adopted by the Consell de Formentera in an effort to facilitate the completion of small-scale construction projects, work on those sites can resume provided advance notice is given to local government.

Interested parties are asked to make their declaration on the OVAC at https://ovac.conselldeformentera.cat. In a bid to improve public services for islanders, Formentera’s Department of Territory has updated this and other online formalities since the invocation of emergency orders.

Online formality
According to territory conseller Rafael González, “in a simple process which can be completed online, companies provide a sworn statement to local government and crews can begin work within between one and ten days, depending on each case”. González said the aim was to streamline processing of such permits and “move towards reactivation of the economy in light of the public health crisis”.

At the same time, the Consell will mandate increased inspections on job sites to ensure that guidelines are followed.

Temporary reversal of noise ordinance
As Formentera eases out of confinement, the local noise ordinance has been placed on hold, meaning construction can take place in towns where it has traditionally been banned from 1 May to 15 October.

Construction crews are required to follow orders and directives from health authorities and the action protocol on occupational health that was laid down by the regional government to halt the spread of Covid-19 on Formentera.

11 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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