Avenida Marqués del Duero, San Pedro de Alcantara (August 25 2017)
Most of our clients will already be aware of the seemingly unstoppable renaissance that San Pedro de Alcántara has been through in the past few years. San Pedro boulevard has now been operational for some time and continues to be well maintained by the municipal council. The playgrounds and trademark “wobbly” bridge are all well used, particularly in the late afternoon just as children are leaving school and then well into the evening before dinnertime arrives.
As an aside, the bridge itself is officially named “Un Mar de Sensaciones” which means “A Sea of Sensations” because it apparently echoes the movement of the sea in the background. Whilst that may be the case, it is likely to be the unofficial name that sticks…
The changes to San Pedro haven’t stopped there though. Over the past few months, work also began on improving Avenida Marques del Duero, known to many people as 'Main Street'. The total budget for the works is just under €1.1 million euros there is no doubt that this will change the feel of the lower part of San Pedro’s main shopping street for the better.
Whilst some might argue that the timing could have been better, work actually began on the renovations in February 2017 and are forecast to take ten months to complete. The duration of the proposed works meant that whenever they had started, they would have encroached into summer 2017 or 2018 and the town council took the decision to carry out the work sooner rather than later. As it is, it is hoped that the improvements to this part of San Pedro will be finished in time for the 2017 Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Whilst half of the main street, which runs down through the centre of San Pedro town from the church square to the newly famous bridge, has been pedestrianised for some years now, the work on the lower part will vastly improve the appeal to pedestrians. Below the surface, the improvements have included upgrades to sewerage and sanitation in town, the electricity grid, the telephone network, and the natural gas supply.
Above ground, the most immediately noticeable change will be the newly-laid and widened pavements which will give over far more space to pedestrians than before. The council is also renewing all the street furniture and improving the street lighting to be brighter and more efficient. It is expected that the council will also eliminate parking above ground in this part of town, forcing people into the underground car park, or onto the neighbouring streets. When the works are complete, there will also be better street signs.
Below is a selection of photos that were taken on the afternoon of Friday 25th August, which should provide a good visual update of the work so far.
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Looking south from the telephone exchange, on Marques del Duero, San Pedro de Alcántara.
Looking north from the telephone exchange, on Marques del Duero, San Pedro de Alcántara.
New, wide pavement areas on Marques del Duero, San Pedro de Alcántara.
Narrower car access at the old taxi rank on Calle Jerez, San Pedro de Alcántara.
The NH San Pedro hotel, on Calle Jerez, San Pedro de Alcántara.
New, super-wide pavements, opposite Barbulla, San Pedro de Alcántara.
Looking south on the newly bricked Avenida Marques del Duero.
Looking south on Marques del Duero, San Pedro de Alcántara.
New, level planters.
Super-wide pavements, with level planters and new street lighting and signage.
Established trees have been preserved in their original locations. San Pedro de Alcántara.
New street lights on main street San Pedro de Alcántara.
A little chaotic, but definitely beginning to take shape, San Pedro de Alcántara.
The telephone exchange in San Pedro de Alcántara.
Unicaja Banco, San Pedro de Alcántara.
Still a work in progress, but definitely taking shape, San Pedro de Alcántara. August 2017.