THE Leader of the Balearic Government, Jaume Matas, officially opened the new northern bypass in Manacor yesterday, which will help to alleviate road congestion in the centre of the town by around 50 percent, a welcome relief for regular drivers in this area. The C-715 road, which links Palma and Cala Rajada, will now bypass the town centre and be used by thousands of vehicles.
This new infrastructure has cost the government a total of 8.8 million euros, said a spokesman from the Ministry for Public Works.
It is 4.4 kilometres long and drivers will be able to drive at a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour along the dual carriageway which are each 3.5 metres wide. According to the Ministry for Public Works, the bypass is “the best technical solution” in order “to get rid of the daily traffic from the centre of the town” and “improve the service level of the road”. This new road from Palma links “with important coastal destinations” which get packed with cars in peak seasons and therefore increase the possibility of accidents. With this new road, driving should be safer in this area, the ministry spokesman added. The work to build this 8.8 million road took approximately eleven and a half months, and also meant applying several environmental measures, which restored and maintained the countryside in the area.

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