The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) today informed the stakeholders affected by the remodelling of Palma’s new seafront promenade that work will begin on Friday 18 November. It has also provided details of the construction work and the different phases scheduled during the 20 months that it will last. The aim of this entire project is to achieve a consolidated and safe infrastructure that involves less inconvenience and allows for more efficient and effective performance of the works.
These will begin one month after the signing of the contract with the joint venture between the Mallorcan companies Melchor Mascaró, Vopsa, Urbient and Aglomsa, and the day after the signing of the document verifying readiness for construction, which indicates when the work on the project begins.
The remodelling work will consist of three phases, plus an initial preparation phase. Phase 0, which will last until the beginning of 2023, will involve the preliminary actions necessary to start the works, such as access to fords, removal of some kerbs, signposting and placement of barriers. Parking spaces will not be affected until after the Christmas holidays.
Four traffic lanes
With regard to traffic, four lanes (two in each direction) will be maintained along the entire route and throughout the works, and before starting, specific remodelling of the current pavement on the sea side must be carried out to convert it into a carriageway.
Therefore, the first phase will be on the land side, without initially affecting the terraces of any businesses. It will entail widening the pavement in order to maintain the pedestrian route and accessibility to the premises. The next phase will be on the sea side, so the traffic lanes will be moved to the already remodelled section of the land area.
Stakeholders, who met today at the APB’s institutional headquarters, were also informed of the implementation of an information management plan to keep users, residents, businessmen and society in general informed of the development of the works and future actions that may affect them.
These will include the creation of a microsite or digital platform where information on the project will be published, as well as notices of public interest as the works progress. Meetings will also be held with stakeholders and the public will be informed through social networks, the media and other forms of communication.
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