LOCAL COUNCIL TO STUDY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

WORK should soon get underway in improving safety along the Pollensa by-pass and the road from the town to the Port. Later this month, the Insular Council of Majorca will submit its road safety improvement plan to the local council with work expected to start on the project as soon as the council gives the plan the green light and will therefore be completed well ahead of the summer tourist season when traffic along the road rises considerably. One of the main “black spots” is the crossing in front of the Joan Mas school, the entrance to which is located right by the side of the road and opposite the public sports centre. The local parents association and Pollensa Council have been trying to stress the dangers of the road to the authorities for years. More effective speed restrictions are to be introduced and Local Police with Guardia Civil support will also be stationed on traffic duty at key times. The school entrance is policed by the local force at the start and end of the school day, but the stretch of road, which has claimed the lives of two children over the past few years while a number of others have been knocked down, is actually the responsibility of the Guardia Civil, an issue which has apparently been resolved. More speed restrictions and road signs are also to be installed along the road from the town to the port as well as better lighting. Local residents in the Port are still lobbying for a ring-road round the port to ease the traffic flow through the port's inadequate roads during the summer. The Port of Pollensa ring road is expected to be one of the local election issues in May.

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