Plans have finally been announced for the promised 2.6 kilometre cycle lane along the N340, the coast road between Nerja and Maro, where bike riders are presently forced to use the main carriageway. Nerja’s Mayor José Alberto Armijo was in Granada last month to finalise the details with the State Highways Department in Eastern Andalucía on a project which has been on the drawing board for several years.
The project will be in two phases. The first phase will run from the roundabout at the junction of the N340 with calle Filipinas (the road which leads to playa Burriana) as far as the roundabout at the entrance to the Oasis de Capistrano and Fuente del Baden urbanisations. The second phase will extend the cycle lane east as far as the next roundabout at the entrance to Maro.
The new cycle lane is to be constructed on the south side of the main road and 80 per cent of the cost of €909,000 will be met by European funding with the remainder from Nerja Town Hall.