It’s been over 20 years in the making, but the Almería to Málaga A7 coastal motorway will finally be finished next year.
It hasn’t been an easy motorway to build, the sharp cliffs and unstable terrain has made the motorway a slow and costly affair to build. The Castillo de Baños (Polopos) – Albuñol bit will open at the end of this month in a lavish ceremony: the 15 kilometre stretch has cost a whopping 270 million euros. (The bridge featured is on the A7 at Taramay through Granada province).
Still to be finished:
The 6km bit between La Gorgoracha (A-44) – Puntalón (Motril), due to open in April 2015 at a cost of 120 million euros;
The 10.5km road between Carchuna – Castell de Ferro, due to open in September 2015 at a cost of 125 million euros.
And then we can speed down to Málaga without stopping.