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Malaga heals “urban scar” in city centre « Euro Weekly News

Malaga heals “urban scar” in city centre « Euro Weekly News

Minister of Public Works (left) Rocio Diaz and Mayor of Malaga Francisco de la Torre (right) Via Delegation of the Junta de Andalucía in Malaga Facebook page

After 15 years, the Junta de Andalucía completed the works on the Callejones del Perchel in Málaga.

Málaga City Council, which began in 2009, will finally complete the Callejones del Perchel urban redevelopment project after spending an estimated just under a million euros to return the road to its original four-lane, two-way configuration. The money also went toward redesigning elements of the street, including adding a two-way cycle path, street lighting and beautification elements such as shrubs and greenery.

The excavation project was initially intended to create an access tunnel for Málaga’s metro system, but progress soon came to a halt when digging uncovered archaeological ruins of a tower and a house from the 11th-12th centuries. The excavation site was for a time the largest archaeological project in Spain, as the Islamic-period house was one of the best-preserved sites discovered in Málaga from that period.

After the architectural study was completed, budgetary problems forced the plan for the access tunnel to be put on hold, and remained so until 2019, when the project restarted with a new vision. The new plan was to scrap the idea of ​​a Callejones del Perchel metro stop and instead fill in the plot and return the road to its original layout with improvements such as a bike path.

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