15 October 2020
After the closing of cala del Moraig last September, the beach will finally reopen the access to pedestrians next week. The prevision is that Servicio Provincial de Costas, in charge of the works of restoring the damages caused by the storm Gloria, finalises the works next week. Since then, an entrance with barriers will be set to,go on foot for now.
Exactly this week, the mayor, Miguel Ángel García, as well as the Security Councillor, Maria José Ivars, visited the works together with the government subdelegate in Alicante, Araceli Poblador, and the chief of the Servicio Provincial de Costas, Rosa de los Rios. There they checked the actions, in a very advanced state.
The works, that have as an objective to make the cala natural again and improve its protection facing future storms, have included the construction of a pedestrian path with earth material; the cancelling of the asphalt in the slope access and the construction of a second path with non-slippery conglomerate; the construction of a new roundabout located halfway of the slope in order for vehicles to turn; the substitution of the parking lot platform which existed before the storm and the cancelling of the access to Cova dels Arcs to preserve its biodiversity.
This is one of the greatest actions which has been carried out by Costas after the storm Gloria by Alicante’s province. Not only the damages have been repaired, but also the whole surrounding of the beach has been reordered in order to recuperate, wherever it is possible, its natural state and relieve it of the hundreds of vehicles which every year made worse the environment. The approximated cost of the action has been 150.900 euros.
“We are very delighted about how the cala Moraig is now thanks to the action of Costas. It is a before and after for the beach”, point out the government team, who also highlight that this action has followed the philosophy of the local team, addressed towards sustainability, quality and efficiency. “We cannot go against nature, we have to go on its hand, spoil it and respect it to the fullest”.