| Since the beginning of this year, more than 1,000 roads have been repainted, 21,000 kilometers of fencing and 20 kilometers of parking lots | Since the beginning of the year and in the course of the pandemic to date, the municipality of Cartagena has improved road signs in around thirty neighborhoods and county councils.
Thus, from the City Council road signs have been improved and a total of 300 new signs have been installed.Specifically, the actions have focused on the repainting of horizontal signage, some works that have been carried out on more than 1,000 routes, including streets, crossings and highways, and more than 100 kilometers of continuous lines, 21,000 square meters of Pedestrian girders, 20 kilometers of parking lines and 15 kilometers of zigzag lines of space reserves.The first actions have been carried out in the towns of Canteras, La Azohía, Isla Plana, Pozo Estrecho, El Albujón, Miranda, Polígono de Santa Ana, El Bohío, Los Dolores, Cartagena Centros Este, Alumbres, Vista Alegre, Los Nietos, Los Belones, Islas Menores, Mar de Cristal, Cabo de Palos and La Manga del Mar Menor.In these neighborhoods and county councils, the Cartagena City Council has attended numerous parts of vertical signage that had been damaged by the DANAS suffered in the municipality in recent months, which had caused damage worth 100,000 euros in vertical signage."The City Council has worked tirelessly to provide our municipality with greater security in its road network, and for this the visibility of the horizontal signage has been improved by repainting it and new signs have been installed, among other actions," stressed the councilor.
of Public Road, Juan Pedro Torralba.During the confinement stage due to the state of alarm decreed by Covid-19, space reservations for medical ambulances have been signaled in the vicinity of several medical offices, thus meeting a need of the centers themselves, which requested These identifications are urgent on public roads, as well as horizontal signs to remember the maintenance of safe distances in buildings and areas that could experience crowds."Once the actions in the coastal areas of the municipality are finished, from the Public Road Area we continue to work and plan the second half of the year, with the aim of completing the annual repainting cycle reaching the rest of the municipality of Cartagena," explained Juan Pedro Torralba.Specifically, the following towns in which it will act are: La Aparecida, La Puebla, La Palma, La Aljorra, El Algar, Los Urrutias, Cartagena Centro, Barriada San José Obrero, Molinos Marfagones, Perín, Galifa and Barriada de la Concepción .The change of some 200 vertical signs is anticipated and a study of the existing deficiencies in vertical signs is being prepared.
In addition, it is intended to make an inventory of all the vertical and horizontal signage of the municipality that is reflected in a GIS (geographic information system that allows the storage, management and analysis of data to facilitate effective decision-making) for its best maintenance and optimization, "which will result in a reduction in costs and constant improvement in citizen service," concluded Juan Pedro Torralba.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena