As this newspaper has been reported, it was the former PP executive who promoted the boulevard project, an initiative that was involved from the beginning in controversy both for projecting four lanes in an area with seven centers. education, as well as the high cost, since it was awarded for 27 million euros, in an agreement that included both the works and subsequent years of maintenance.
It should be remembered that it was conceived as a kind of bypass that, using the old railway esplanade, had to travel the entire north corridor of the city, connecting the neighborhoods of the North Zone and Batoy through the Ensanche and Santa Rosa.
The goal is to connect the city, achieve smoother traffic and prioritize the bike lane and public transport
However, the citizen response led to the subsequent PSOE government, with Toni French at the head, to terminate the contract eight years ago, during which time the initiative has remained paralyzed until last summer, when the City Council announced its intention to reactivate it, but discarding the option of building four lanes and with the name of Via Parc, to disassociate it from the controversy. To do this, the local executive called an ideas competition for the drafting of the project with a budget that, finally, has been set at 240.500 euros.
These days the jury has proceeded to the opening of envelopes to know the proposals for the drafting of the project and the facultative direction of the central section of the redevelopment works of the old railway esplanade. From the reading of the technical report issued by the jury, the presence of three participants stands out, granting the first prize, endowed with 6,050 euros, to work signed by Santiago Pastor Vila under the motto “ZY098”.
In second place, with 3,630 euros award, has remained the proposal of the UTE composed of Juan Muñoz González on behalf of INCIMED (Civil and Technological Engineering of the Mediterranean SL), Carlos Casanova Ramón, Daniel Simón Dent Murgui, Ciro Manuel Vidal Climent and Ivo Eliseo Vidal Climent.
The document must be completed within a maximum period of six months from the signing of the contract
The second prize, however, has been deserted unanimously, when the jury considered that the third proposal presented “did not reach the required quality.”
The drafting of the project and the facultative direction covers the central section of the previously known boulevard, which in turn is divided into four phases between the La Salle school and the Collao football field, with a total length of 1,901 meters and a surface area of 66,937 square meters.
After opening the administrative envelopes and verifying that all the documentation is correct, the jury’s proposal has been transferred to the corresponding contracting authority to award the prizes. Also, according to municipal sources, the next step will be to carry out a negotiated procedure without advertising with the winner and from the signing of the contract the document must be completed within a period of six months, that is, at the end of the year.
From the consistory it is estimated that the execution of the four phases of the project that is going to be drawn up will involve an investment of close to 7.6 million. However, it should be remembered that the main objective of the government team is to act in the first section, between the La Salle school and the intersection with Isabel la Católica street, in order to help decongest the traffic of Entenza street, such and as this newspaper announced.
However, the councilor for Urbanism, Jordi Martinez, has highlighted that “this intervention will not only manage to connect the city and give fluidity to urban mobility, but it will give priority to cycling routes and public transport, incorporating parks, urban design elements and spaces that allow the development of leisure activities. healthy leisure ». In short, the mayor has insisted that “it is a city-scale road infrastructure, which makes the services and spaces necessary for the different neighborhoods compatible, with respect for the environment.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.