Sacyr, the successful bidder of the emblematic works to remodel the Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona
Sacyr, a majority shareholder in the Temporary joint venture that won the bid (SACYR - SCRINSER – VIAS Y CONSTRUCCIONES – ROMERO POLO), has begun its works to remodel the Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona.
Barcelona Diagonal Works
The contract for the works, for a value of €12M, is one of the biggest to be implemented in Barcelona this year.
The works include the reurbanization of the Avenida Diagonal between Plaza Francesc Macià and Paseo de Gracia, widening the pavements by up to 7 m, and reducing the current two lanes of the side roads into one traffic lane and one bicycles lane. Parking spaces for motorbikes as well as loading and unloading areas are also included in the plans. No changes are foreseen to the circulation of vehicles along the avenue's central core. The works are due to be completed by February 2015 and therefore the Temporary Joint Venture is assigning to it an extensive technical team experienced in urbanization works.
The preliminary works focus on protecting trees, as 550 trees of 15 different species line the Diagonal and, according to Barcelona City Council, once the reforms of the sections affected in this first phase are complete, there will be a 10 per cent increase in greenery.