The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has moved 42% of its workforce to telecommuting within the first week of the ‘state of alarm’ declared by the Spanish Government in response to the
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has begun the final stage of enhancing the Port of La Savina following the end of the tourism high season and with the intention of completing it before the next summer season. This new stage is divided into three parts so as to keep inconvenience for residents and users to a minimum.
This week, operations have kicked off in the zone next to the passenger terminal which includes taxi and bus parking and the passenger boarding area. This first stage is expected to be completed before Christmas. Road traffic for embarkation and disembarkation will not be disrupted as vehicle movements will be coordinated with the work while pedestrian crossing routes will be changed but not interrupted as the upgrade progresses. The bus stops and taxi ranks will be temporarily moved to the area between the passenger terminal and the parking facility and will continue to operate as normal.
The second works site will affect the road and adjacent areas of the Poniente jetty, the fishermen’s association building and part of s’Almadrava Street. Road traffic and pedestrian crossings will not be interrupted here either, although there may be changes to their routes as the work moves forward. Finally, the third operational area will involve the fishing or Levante quay and is expected to be completed by April 2020.
The project has an overall budget of €6.7 million and is designed by the APB to encourage people to spend more time in the Port of La Savina by prioritising and upgrading pedestrian and bike routes in particular. The intention is to make the port feel less like somewhere to “pass through” by adding some points of interest to improve the experience and numbers of both tourists and local residents in the Port of La Savina and Formentera.