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The regional government begins the procedures to allocate 157 million to the burial of the tracks in Murcia (11/10/2017)

The Minister of Presidency and Development, Pedro Rivera, announced that the Autonomous Community will start today the procedures to allocate the necessary financing until the completion of the underground of the railroad in the city of Murcia, valued at more than 606 million.

Pedro Rivera detailed that the contribution of the Community will amount to 157.6 million to carry out the works of integration of rail and urbanization, according to the participation percentages of the company Murcia Alta Velocidad, and will have its reflection in the budgets of the regional government on a multiannual basis.

Rivera made these statements after reporting to the members of the Governing Council of the latest agreements reached on the Board of Directors of the company Murcia Alta Velocidad and the Social Commission that "consolidate in a solid and unequivocal way the burial of the roads."

The councilor described as a "historical fact" that the works of the underground of the Carmen station and the roads to Barriomar are executed in a single performance, "something very expected by the neighbors" and that, in addition, "it will allow us to gain speed and celeridad in the execution of works ".

The project for this action will be drafted at the end of this year and will be tendered in the spring of 2018.

Rivera said that "the regional government has worked with the Ministry of Development to carry out in one single operation the burial of the station and Barriomar," works that overlap over time with the execution of the Senda de los Garres and Santiago phase The oldest.

Likewise, he pointed out that the current works have been adapted to avoid that the provisional route arrives on the surface, through a ramp, to the station and finally takes place underground, according to one of the claims of the neighbors.

The Minister of Presidency and Fomento also reported that the Social Commission to Follow-up the Works of Underground Railroad in Murcia, together with the company awarded, agreed to advance in mid-November excavation works, which will begin on a part of the beach of the tracks of the station of the Carmen.

"The burial works do not start now, we have been carrying out previous work for about a year, mainly in the elimination of existing collectors and the replacement of services," said the councilor, "works absolutely essential to be able to lay the provisional route will allow to maintain the rail traffic in the city of Murcia while the works of burial last ".

Likewise, it moved the measures that will allow to guarantee and to improve the mobility between the districts.

A raised pedestrian walkway will be installed in Santiago El Mayor and stressed that "the level crossing will not close until the footbridge is fully prepared".

In this same area has been proposed to create a new underground pedestrian walkway to facilitate daily life to the neighbors.

"These events have required work, time, effort and a commitment to the neighbors," said Rivera, who asked that "the company be left to work so that it can carry out the works, that 85 percent consists of underground work and rest to the provisional route ".

Pedro Rivera said that "if we do not let the company work, there will be no burial and nobody wants it," adding that "we are in a historic moment and an opportunity for the neighbors and the city of Murcia to eliminate that railway scar which split the city in two for more than 150 years. "

Source: CARM

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