The Council of Mallorca is ultimately responsible for roads like the Via Cintura.
The government's transport plan envisaged a start to this lane in 2021.
The Via Cintura - reduced speed, but tailbacks still inevitable.
Will the lower speed limit reduce jams?
There has been a good deal of opposition to the lower speed limit.
Frank Leavers gives his insight on this year's Christmas decorations and the new speed limits in Palma.
The jams for getting onto the Via Cintura in the Andratx direction occur every weekday morning.
The increased traffic volumes are a reflection of the fact that there are more vehicles taking to the roads.
The stretch of the Via Cintura between the Inca motorway junction and the Soller exit is the busiest section of road in Majorca.
The third lanes on the Inca-Palma motorway have been extended.
A daily average of 179,731 vehicles using the stretch of the "via cintura" between the Inca motorway intersection and the Soller exit.