It is hard to find a part of the island which does not resemble a building site at the moment, and even though the tourist season has started, the resorts are no exception. The Santa Ponsa junction is always busy and the work currently in progress there is to install a raised roundabout, the first part of which was put into place yesterday. Excavation and consolidation had already been carried out. The roundabout will consist of two enormous raised metallic platforms which will facilitate connections for traffic travelling from Palma to Port d'Andratx and Santa Ponsa to Calvia. The first platform weighs about 60 tons and was built in Asturias. It arrived in Majorca via Tarragona. The four pieces which go to make it up were soldered together by the Santa Ponsa roundabout and put into place by two giant cranes. The first circular sector is about 28 metres long and eight wide. The second stretch still has to be transported to Majorca. These two raised bridges will cross the C-719, giving continuity to the Calva-Santa Ponsa road which carries a lot of traffic in the summer, as people make their way to the beaches.


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