WORK has started to smooth out three dangerous bends on the A-31 motorway that connects Alicante with Madrid. These are located in the Villena area in the north of the province, and the Ministry of Public Works has said that the project is being carried out now as November is one of the quieter times of the year for traffic.
Work will be carried out seven days a week and 24 hours a day until it is completed to minimise the time taken, but you can expect delays if you are travelling in the area. The effected stretch will be reduced to one lane when the work is taking place, so plan your journey accordingly. The Ministry said that several accidents are recorded each year on this stretch of road, some of them fatal.