Palma.—The Works and Services department of the Council of Majorca said yesterday that they are carrying out pre-construction work for the cycle track extension project involving signposting as far as Calle Ones in s'Estanyol. Currently the track, used by joggers as much as cyclists is cut short at the end of Avenue Miramar in the coastal resort of sa Ràpita.

The end of the cycle track is right on the boundary between the municipalities of Campos and Llucmajor, so once the extension through Son Bieló to s'Estanyol is complete, cyclists will be entering “new territory.” The co-operation of the Mayor of Llucmajor, Joan Jaume, has reportedly been key to securing all the necessary permits for the cross-boundary track.

The cycle track extension project will be undertaken in two phases. The first will consist of surfacing along an already-existing 360 metre stretch of pavement in es Racó des Llobets, sufficiently wide to accommodate the two-lane cycle track.

The second phase consists of a further 440 metres of track to be incorporated through widening the Ma-6021 road, known as the Vía de la Mediterrania which runs through Son Bieló (pictured).

Although the extension is not a major work, its constructionwill greatly improve the safety of scores of cyclists, walkers and joggers who cover the 1'500 metres which separates the coastal towns. Until now, most of the ground has had to be covered by using the open road (Ma-6021), thereby being exposed to all its associated traffic risks.

It is predicted the works will take a fortnight to complete.

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