One million euros to improve safety on the N-351 Campamento crossing

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded one million euros (including VAT) for safety improvements for vulnerable road users on the Campamento crossing in San Roque.

In a statement, Mitma explains that the aim of the work is to improve road safety and reorganise pedestrian crossings on the N-351 road, between kilometre points 3.090 and 4.610.

The N-351 road, as it passes through the Campamento neighbourhood, has a high average traffic intensity of around 25,000 vehicles per day and serves as the main access route to La Línea de la Concepción and Gibraltar.

In this section, which has buildings on both sides of the road, there are six pedestrian crossings, with one of them having traffic lights, while the rest have illuminated signs.

The project's objective is to carry out actions that promote the compatibility of road and pedestrian safety along approximately 1.5 kilometres of this crossing.

The planned actions include the removal of two pedestrian crossings, one of them located in the acceleration zone of the central exit lane of an establishment beside the road, and their relocation to safer locations.

Similarly, a traffic light group will be installed at each pedestrian crossing, along with a pedestrian railing on the sidewalk.

The sidewalk will be raised in sections where it is at a lower level than the road surface of the N-351 and its width will be increased to allow the passage of people with reduced mobility.

As complementary actions, a layer of sound-absorbing asphalt will be applied throughout the intervention area, and the affected services will be restored.

The intervention is included in the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan (PRTR), which will allocate up to 357 million euros (VAT not included) from the NextGenerationEU funds to modernise more than 80 tunnels, enhance wildlife protection, and improve the safety of vulnerable road users.