AFTER suffering an initial delay of three months, the work on the second phase of the Port de Pollensa by-pass is going well.
The Council of Majorca's councillor for Town Planning, Joan Cerda, predicted that the road could be open to traffic by the Summer of 2008.
The by-pass will connect the Ma-2200 road (from Pollensa to the Port of Pollensa) with the Ma-2220 road (from the Port of Pollensa to Alcudia) at the Sant Jordi Torrent crossroads. Work on it started six months ago, but at the start they could only mark out the route of the road as the process of compulsorily purchasing the land alongside the route of the road had not been completed. Now the initial problems have been overcome, the work is going ahead. At the moment they are working on the area of Llenaire towards El Moll.

It is expected that shortly they will be working towards the Gotmar area. During the Summer, the construction company will be working on the rural area between Llenaire and Alcudia, because it is an area away from the town so the inconvenience to the residents will be minimised.

Joan Cerda also explained that “the council has approved a modification to the project to take advantage of the work to install pipes which could take water to Llenaire, which, at the moment, has to manage on its own resources. The council is currently negotiating this with the Council of Majorca”. The second phase of the by-pass project will cost the Council of Majorca 5 million euros. Its joining with the first phase, which links the Port of Pollensa with Formentor, will take traffic away from the sea front.

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