Library windfall

The Cultural and Educational department of Inca Town Council will donate a considerable amount of reading material from the old “La Caixa” library to different school centres in the town, said Town Hall sources yesterday.

Books from the old library have already been catalogued and incorporated into the Claustro de Santo Domingo library where there is sufficient space for users to consult the material. During the cataloguing process, librarians put to one side a significant number of duplicates. These, together with others of an educational nature which were not incorporated into the library for technical reasons, will be used by students of schools and colleges in the district.

Ringroad delay

The construction work on the Port de Pollensa ringroad has been finalised although the road will not be officially opened to traffic until 24 June. A minor modification has caused a delay to the project which was originally scheduled to be operating at Easter. The first section of the ringroad, from the initial roundabout as far as the Port and the Siller roundabout, have been open for some months. Small changes made to the original plans include water channelling to avoid flooding and a set of traffic lights to facilitate traffic coming out from housing developments.

Dual carriageway kicks off

Regional minister for Public Works, Housing and Transport, Mabel Cabrer yesterday announced the start of work on the Inca to Sa Pobla dual carriageway, being built at a cost of 50 million euros.

The new road will be 10'750 metres long and will cover the current route of the C-713 from Inca, touching on the borders of Pollensa and Alcudia in the municipal district of Sa Pobla. According to Cabrer, it will “put an end to the dangerously high density of traffic currently using the road”.