PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS FOR SAN PEDRO
Yet more redevelopment works are planned for San Pedro de Alcantara. In recent years, the town has been transformed from the ugly sister of Marbella to La Bella in the sun, with the long awaited tunnel being built to alleviate the heavy coastal traffic, which in turn created the boulevard, which has become a focal point for the area, with attractive meeting points and night spots for locals and tourists alike.
There are now plans to semi-pedestrianise the roads running between the town centre and the boulevard, which aims to provide improved safety and access.
Avenida Marques del Duero and the main street running from the Plaza de la Inglesia are already pedestrianised at the top from the square down to Calle del Pozo. The new pavements, signage, street furniture and lighting as well as sanitation network, telecommunications infrastructure, new lighting, irrigation and a natural gas network are all included in the new plans.
There are plans to eliminate surface parking, once the pavements are widened, making the area more pedestrian friendly.
A museum dedicated to the Spanish painter and sculptor Vicente de Espona is planned for the area and the work is estimated to cost the Provincial Council 1,090,566 euros. Obras Generales del Norte has been awarded the contract and work will begin in February and should last around 10 months. A further million euros has been planned for improvements to Calle Andalucia and Avenida de la Constitucion, but these details are yet to be released.