Generalitat Valenciana Railways has completed the tramway works that affected the crossing ofe Joan Fuster avenue with Juan Chabás avenue in Dénia, so today, once the asphalting and road marking work has been completed, it has been opened to traffic. The tramway works are carried out by FGV in coordination with the City Council of this locality and allow transforming the old railway level crossings into traffic light crossings. With this action it is achieved that Joan Fuster avenue is better integrated urbanistically, ending the division that the train supposed when cutting Dénia on its south side.
These works that affect some 1,220 meters are included in the renovation and conditioning project of track and infrastructure of the Gata de Gorgos – Dénia section. The tram route runs from Metge Manuel Vallalta street to Diana street, where the Dénia City Council has already set up a roundabout on the railway platform at the junction with Joan Fuster avenue. Throughout the development of the action, close coordination has been maintained with the Dénia City Council, which has also planned a series of complementary actions, to carry out the future tramway of the urban environment of Dénia.
These actions basically correspond to helping the permeabilization of the tram, consisting of the traffic lights and urban adaptation of the different existing crossings.
The works are part of the investment plan planned for the modernization of the Line 9 of the TRAM of Alicante between Altea and Dénia. The Generalitat is executing different actions in this line in order to achieve its comprehensive renovation and modernization and to achieve quality standards comparable to the rest of the autonomous network in Alicante.
This action, like the rest that are executed in this Line 9, are likely to be co-financed by the European Union through the Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In a first phase, the infrastructure conditioning action was developed in the section prior to entry to the FGV station in Dénia, about 400 meters that run from Diana street along Joan Fuster avenue.
This action fitted out a tram platform segregated from the parallel roads. In this section, the old vehicle level crossing of the Camí de Lladres was prepared for the passage of future tram and road traffic circulations, improving the accessibility and safety of the pedestrian crossings at this intersection.
In turn, the archaeological intervention carried out has made it possible to preserve the wall of the medieval defensive system of the Raval del Fortín. The planned intervention also included the conditioning of the Dénia station, renovating the track beach and adapting the platforms to adapt them to the new dual electro-diesel rolling stock. At the same time, the station building was rehabilitated with the improvement of roof waterproofing, carpentry cladding, cleaning of facades and painting on the metal structure.
The actions of the first phase of tram in the municipality of Dénia sand included in the conditioning project of the Benidorm, Teulada and Gata de Gorgos stations, with an investment budget of 6,404,330 euros.
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