16 Dec Finished the work of the new bridge over the Bco de Chiva that connects Torrent and Alaquàs
This new infrastructure relieves the daily traffic of 28,069 vehicles
Grupo Bertolín has built a new bridge over the Chiva ravine that allows access to Torrent from the traffic circle at the current junction of the CV 36 highway with the CV 403 road. This new infrastructure also has a road as an avenue and connects with the existing traffic circle at the intersection of the Picanya CV 4064 road and the urban traffic circle that borders Torrent to the east.
This is a work developed by the Regional Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Territorial Planning which has a budget of 3,548,622.81 euros and has been executed in a period of 18 months. The main objective is to improve the mobility of the environment, relieving traffic through the towns in the area by 28,069 vehicles per day.
This new Grupo Bertolín project is an important engineering work that includes a bridge 90 meters long and 22 meters wide. The new roadway has two lanes in each direction of traffic, a bicycle lane and a sidewalk of more than two meters to facilitate pedestrian traffic. The deck is made up of trough beams resting on 12 m high piles.
The new access solves a problem of direct connections that the town of Torrent had with the highway, since until its construction there was no direct connection between the highway and the urban area. At present, access to the town center from the north is indirectly through several traffic circles and urban roads, with insufficient capacity to distribute the current traffic.
In addition, the new bike lane is the extension of the CR-403, which runs parallel from the Alaquàs ring road to Torrent, thus connecting both municipalities by means of a road for non-motorized traffic.