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The City Council requests the Ministry of Development that the crossing of the road with the roads Villaespesa and Enmedio be buried (10/09/2018)

These are the main allegations submitted by the Consistory for the construction project of the AVE platform, which includes the replacement of the roads of the Sierra de la Sierra, Puente Churra and Vereda de la Palma, as well as a less invasive alternative for buildings. individuals that may be affected.

The Councilor for Development in the City of Lorca, Angel Mecca, reported that the Municipal Council has officially moved to the Ministry of Development a chain of improvements and allegations to be included in the construction project of the AVE Platform planned for our municipality.

As main contributions, the Technical Contracting Office, following instructions from the mayor, Fulgencio Gil, requested that given the high traffic recorded by the roads Villaespesa and Enmedio, in both cases it is claimed that the steps are not elevated but underground, in addition to the replacement of the roads Molino de la Sierra, Puente Churra and Vereda de La Palma.

These requests include, in addition, the realization of a less invasive alternative for the private buildings affected, as well as the incorporation of more drainage works and the extension of the existing ones of 2.2 m, to avoid afflictions in case of torrential rains.

Meca Ruzafa has stated that once the planned gradients have been studied, it is requested that, always considering the corresponding technical requirements, an attempt be made to adjust the gradients more to the existing terrain and to the planned transversal drainage works, since very high red dimensions are observed throughout of the entire platform section to be executed.

With the possible reduction of the level of the slope we would obtain, among others, the following advantages: a minor alteration of the landscape, improving the visual impact;

a lower superficial occupation of the affected properties and, therefore, a lower loss of soil and of agricultural productivity;

a smaller volume of fillings (very deficient in this project, with a volume coming from quarries exceeding 3.5 million cubic meters), etc.

With respect to the intersections with the main existing roads, the typology of some transversal road crossings has been modified.

The Informative Study showed 4 superior steps (pk: 37 + 850, 39 + 000, 40 + 300 and 44 + 200) and 4 lower ones (pk: 36 + 200, 42 + 600, 45 + 600 and 46 + 200) .

In the Construction project there are 6 overpasses (pk: 240 + 100, 242 + 300, 243 + 500, 244 + 700, 245 + 600 and 246 + 600) and a lower step (pk: 239 + 800).

With the elimination of crossings under or over the railway infrastructure, territorial permeability and sectoral agricultural and livestock productivity are impaired, since connectivity is lost.

The Councilor for Development has explained that it is requested that the upper passes of the D-3 (pk 243 + 500), the Camino de Villaespesa (pk 245 + 000) and the Camino de Enmedio (pk 245 + 680) are projected as inferior, taking advantage of the current existing trace, in order to reduce the conditions and improve the layout of the crossings.

With red levels of 5.12, 3.69 and 3.02 m, respectively, the gradient of the lower passages would not be far below the natural terrain.

In any case, the City of Lorca would be responsible for the maintenance of the necessary facilities to pump water that could be retained when episodes of precipitation occur.

It also calls for the replacement of roads Molino de la Sierra, Puente Churra and Vereda de La Palma so that they can continue to provide service, since it is about roads that connect the center of the city with the surrounding districts and receive traffic. high daily of vehicles.

The City Council requests that the upper passage that existed in the limit of the municipality of Lorca (pk 235 + 650), which was demolished when the construction of the platform of the section between Totana and Lorca of the Alcantarilla-Lorca High Speed ​​Mediterranean Corridor Construction Project.

With the replacement of this step, connectivity in this area of ​​the municipal area is improved, since the nearest steps are several kilometers away.

Ángel Meca has explained that there are several private buildings that have been affected by the construction of high-rise concrete walls next to them (M-242.3, PS-243.5, M-244.8 and PS-245.6).

It is requested that the solution given in the project be reconsidered and a less invasive one proposed.

With respect to the transversal drainage, it is proposed that more drainage works be incorporated and that the existing 2.2 m be extended, given the risk that a possible clogging of the frames could lead to flooding upstream of the Mediterranean Corridor platform. , producing the dreaded "dam" effect, with the consequent risk for the people who reside there and the existing goods.

Start burial before the San Diego station.

The councilman of Development has explained that at the moment is in the drafting phase of the "Informative Study of Urban Integration and Adaptation to High Performance of the Railway Network of Lorca."

Given the possibility that for technical reasons the projected burial could not save the crossing with the Guadalentín River and the existing pipelines under its bed (Transfer and irrigation channel), it is proposed to foresee in the construction project that the beginning of the burial run before the San Diego Station.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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