Matinsa and FCC Construcción win the additional work on the Benissa bypass (Alicante)


Matinsa and FCC Construcción win the additional work on the Benissa bypass (Alicante)

Matinsa y FCC Construcción ganan las obras complementarias de la variante Benissa (Alicante)

Matinsa and FCC Construcción have won the additional work on the Benissa bypass in Alicante. The Benissa bypass, which has been in service since July 2022, has made it possible to segregate local traffic from long-distance traffic, improving road safety, cutting down on time and mitigating pollution and congestion in the municipality. In addition, connectivity with the AP-7 motorway has been enhanced, which has led to a significant increase in traffic on the connecting road between the motorway and the new Benissa north junction on the N-332 road. 

In this context, the complementary works now awarded will be carried out around the new Benissa north junction and on the adjoining section of the N-332 at the La Pedrera industrial estate. The planned works will ensure the functionality and correct functioning of the junction and improve road safety by rearranging accesses and improving the layout. The project has included an increase in capacity by widening the current bi-directional platform to provide two lanes in each direction, building a direct branch for movements from the AP-7 motorway towards Calp. This will reduce travel times. It also contemplates the improvement of the layout and widening of the N-332 road platform for a length of almost 2 km at the northern end of the Benissa by-pass. 

The aim is to give the section between Benissa and Teulada, which has an average daily traffic intensity of around 20,000 vehicles per day, similar characteristics to those of the Benissa bypass, which was recently built. Road safety will be improved on a road that connects first class international tourist areas such as Xàbia, Teulada-Moraira, Benissa and Calp, with a high intensity of traffic during the summer season. In addition, an access junction to the La Pedrera industrial estate will be built, eliminating the existing intersection, with the consequent improvement in road safety conditions. Currently, on the two kilometres of the N-332 road where work is to be carried out, there are 14 direct road accesses to the road. To improve the service level of the road and increase road safety on the route, 1,800 metres of service roads connected to the new junction will be built to guarantee accessibility to neighbouring properties and activities, thus eliminating these direct accesses to the N-332. Finally, approximately two kilometres of pedestrian and cycle paths have been designed to improve accessibility.