This section will enable the connection between Murcia and Valencia, on the inside and will save 46 km from the current itinerary
The Ministry of Development, as announced by the Official State Gazette (BOE), has formalized the contract for the construction of the project "Highway A-33 Section: Link with C-3223 to Yecla - Link with N-344", in Murcia and Albacete.
The budget for this action is 88.81 million euros.
With the works of this section of 16 km in length, the Ministry of Development starts the last route pending to start on the A-33 motorway.
The completion of the construction of the A-33 motorway will be a very interesting alternative for trips between Murcia and Valencia through the interior, since the length of the route between Murcia and Valencia will be established at 212 km, compared to 258 of the route Current along the coast, assuming a saving of 46 km and 25 minutes in travel time.
With the completion of the A-33 together with the future Northwest Arc of Murcia there would be a transfer of traffic from the Mediterranean corridor of the A-7 and AP-7 to the A-33, in the traffic with origin / destination Valencia and Andalusia that They will no longer have to go through the metropolitan area formed around the cities of Alicante and Murcia, reducing their congestion and improving road safety.
The new section of the motorway begins south of the town of Yecla, where the A-33 highway connects provisionally with the RM-424 regional highway and ends up connecting with the next section of the A-33, west of the town of Caudete .
It is a highway of 120 km / h of project speed, with 2 roads, with 2 lanes of 3.5 m, right shoulder, 2.5 m, left shoulder of 1 m, outer berm of 1 m and medium 10 m
In the section two links are projected to connect with the autonomous roads RM-424 and RM-425.
The project includes 21 structures, which are distributed in 4 viaducts, 5 overpasses, 11 underpasses and a wildlife pass.
As a technical novelty the project includes the construction of a rigid firm of continuous reinforced concrete instead of the traditional firm with bituminous mixtures.
It is a pavement executed in 2 layers: the first of 19 cm of concrete HF-4,5 and the second of 5 cm of concrete HF-5,0 to form the rolling layer with aggregate of high resistance to polishing.
The previous 2 layers would rest on a 15 cm layer of lean concrete.
The project requires the execution of service roads that guarantee accessibility, permeability of the territory, and the continuity of agricultural and neighborhood road networks
Source: Ministerio de Fomento