Benidorm has used the year to renovate and adapt a multitude of areas and improve access to them. One of those is Mallorca street, one of the liveliest party areas and "mecca" for English tourism, which is now entirely pedestrianized and will be reopened after months of construction work.
The works have been carried out in four months, three less than planned, and have included the improvement of all water and service infrastructures. This area is one of the main arteries with the highest traffic in the Levante area, details are being finalized and new urban furniture is being installed, so from this Friday two sections of Mallorca street that run between Lepanto and Mediterráneo avenue, where there is a great concentration of pubs and bars.
But apart from these improvements in services, a complete renovation of the aesthetics of the street has also been carried out, making it completely pedestrian from start to finish, thus improving tourist access to it. The entire section of work has been repaved with printed asphalt of different colors, and all the palm trees have been renewed.
Mayor Toni Pérez stressed that "an extraordinary effort was going to be made to accelerate this project so that Mallorca street would be completely renovated coinciding with the arrival of British tourism, the main market in this area of Benidorm. And although the City Council has complied with their commitment, unfortunately the city still does not receive the longed-for tourism from the United Kingdom; although the latest decision by the British government to keep Benidorm in the 'amber' rating allows us to keep hope for the end of August or the beginning of September, of so that we have an autumn opening of tourist services and establishments practically 100% ".
In the coming weeks the final lighting, equipped with LED technology, and cameras will be installed. From what we have seen, it will be impressive. And without a doubt, the street will have the life and joy that characterized this area so much.
(Sources: AlicantePlaza / ElPeriòdic)