THE Spanish Ministry for Public Works invested more than 9.5 million euros to improve the safety of the roads in the Balearics in 2005, according to the Spanish Government in a written reply to a Parliamentary question. The question was posed by a Partido Popular MP, Javier Cabrera, asking what action the Ministry for Public Works had taken in 2005 to make “real and effective” improvements to road safety in the Balearic Islands. In the reply, the Ministry confirmed that the investment in roads by the Spanish Government for the year in question was 9'500'033.30 euros.
The Ministry for Public Works specified that this amount was spent in the following way.
On Majorca it was spent on by-passes for Villafranca, Capdepera and Santa Eulalia.
On the island of Ibiza, there was expenditure to improve the PM-803 road from the intersection with the second ringroad Ibiza E20 to San Jose.
On Minorca there was expenditure to improve the PM-710 road from Mahon to Fornella, section two, and finally on the stretch of road from Palma to San Ferriol, also on Minorca.