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The works of the Greenway arrive in San José de la Vega (10/08/2018)

Pedestrian access ramps are being executed and digging holes for the planting of 1,800 trees.

In the next few days, the elevated pedestrian walkway that crossed the old railway line from Chinchilla to Cartagena, passing through the district, will be abolished.

José Ballesta visits the works that are being executed in this new 8.5 km pedestrian and bicycle route, which will run through Los Dolores, San José de la Vega, Beniaján, TorreagĂźera and Los Ramos.

The mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, along with the Councilor for Infrastructure, Public Works and Services, Rebeca Pérez, has visited the works of the Greenway as it passes through the hamlet of San José de la Vega, where the clearing of the terrain and the pedestrian access ramps to this 8.5 km pedestrian and cyclist itinerary, which will run through Los Dolores, San José de la Vega, Beniaján, TorreagĂźera and Los Ramos.

The workers are digging the holes for the planting of the 1,800 native trees that make up the project, in addition to the more than 400 that already exist in the layout and that will be conditioned and integrated into the landscape.

In addition, on Monday, August 20, the dismantling of the elevated pedestrian walkway that crossed the old railway line from Chinchilla to Cartagena will take place.

These works are part of one of the strategic transformation projects of the municipality of Murcia: the new Greenway of more than 40,000 m2 that will run through the districts of the South Mountain Range of Murcia, through an itinerary of 8.5 kilometers, which goes to benefit 45,000 neighbors.

In addition to the suppression of the footbridge of San José de la Vega, the City Council has already eliminated the other two overpasses on the old railway line that existed in Beniaján, releasing the entire route for the new pedestrian and cyclist footpath that will cover the districts of La Costera Sur, and that "it will become a unique natural and leisure resource in Murcia, which can be enjoyed on foot and by bicycle", said the mayor.

The widest Greenway in the Region

The nature trail will be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists alike and will have a width of 5 meters, which makes it the widest Greenway in the entire Region.

The itinerary will have a naturalized pavement that will integrate and mimic the landscape.

Dismantling of the structure and demolition of the foundations

The elimination of the last footbridge on the railway that remains standing, on its way through San José de la Vega, will be carried out by dismantling the steel structure (which is cut with a torch) and the subsequent demolition of the batteries. and concrete foundations that complete the structure.

In addition, all obstacles in the railway line are being eliminated (four other non-elevated metal footbridges currently existing on the railway line will also be removed).

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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