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Renovation work on the greenway alongside the C-63 to El Pasteral now complete; a solution to the damage caused by storm Gloria

29/11/2021

This is the final part of the work to repair the considerable damage caused to Girona's greenways by the 2020 storm.

A few days ago, the renovation work on the greenway in the El Pasteral area was completed. This was one of the most severely damaged stretches of the greenway as a result of the rain and snowstorm that affected the majority of Girona’s counties at the end of January 2020. The work involved adapting the C-63 curb so that bicycles and pedestrians can pass, and eliminating the existing level crossing.

This morning at 10 am, on the new section of the El Pasteral greenway, the president of the Consorci de les Vies Verdes de Girona (Girona Greenways Consortium), Eduard Llorà, together with the mayor of Amer, Maria Rosa Vila, and the mayor of Bodega de Ter, Xavier Boïgues, presented the improvement work carried out in this area. Pere Saló, director of Territorial Services for the Generalitat de Catalunya in Girona, also attended.

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The work has been carried out entirely in the municipality of Amer but, due to its proximity, Cellera de Ter also benefits from it. To widen the hard shoulder, the water has been channelled under the concreted road surface and it has been necessary to cut back and stabilise the hillside with a triple-twist mesh to prevent rocks, stones and sand from falling onto the greenway. To ensure separation from the road, which is achieved using the double wave barrier of the road itself, and to improve the safety of users, the metal edges have been covered with plastic protectors.

The containment of the rock slope has been made possible mainly with triple twisted metal mesh, reinforced in some sections with geogrid, a structure with thicker plastic filaments, which prevents stones and sand from falling onto the greenway and allows vegetation to grow.

Taking advantage of the work, the entire area of car park next to the river has been tidied up, creating a section of cycle lane that did not exist previously and signposting the C-152A level crossing. The work in El Pasteral has been carried out in two phases: the first, in June 2020, for the sum of 131,233.80 euros; and the second, completed in November, for total of 37,394.54 euros.

Extraordinary repairs on greenways due to the effects of storm Gloria

This work marks the end of the extraordinary repairs that the Consorci de les Vies Verdes de Girona had to carry out due to the flooding caused by storm Gloria between 21 and 23 January, 2020, as well as the overflowing of the River Ter on January 24. Together, the actions cost 1,150,000 euros, which was entirely paid for by the Diputació de Girona. The main eimpact was focused on the Carrilet Route, specifically between Amer, La Cellera de Ter, and Anglès. Rebuilding the bridge at Anglès – La Cellera de Ter, which collapsed due to the breakage of a pillar, cost 550,000 euros, and rebuilding the roadbed to El Pasteral, which was washed away by the floods, cost almost 169,000 euros.

 

  

 

 

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