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Road closures and other Dénia news

Pedestrianizing Marques de Campo
The Marques de Campo currently remains closed to traffic for 201 days each year. The council has been presented with studies on the feasibility to pedestrianise the street, but it was reported that there is still a long way to go before it becomes effective.

The Chiringuitos
Local council spokesman reported that in the first weeks of June the beach bars will be opened along the entire Dianense coast.

The beaches of Dénia
The Red Cross will be in charge of full-time monitoring Dénia beaches this summer until September 15th. From September 16th to October 10th, the Red Cross will work for 20 hours per week.

Cleaning the streets of Dénia
From 5th June there will be intensive cleaning works on the streets of Dénia. The work will focus on the port area and Baix la Mar.

NB: you cannot park in the cleaning areas:

On Tuesday, June 5, Esplanada Cervantes will be cleaned (from c / Marqués de Campo to Plaza Fontanella). On Wednesday, the 6th , work will be done at Manuel Sanchis Guarner Street (from Dr. Fleming Avenue to Ronda Walls). On Thursday 7 , Plaza Benidorm (from CV730 to roundabout Avenida Miguel Hernández); and on Saturday, June 9 , C / La Mar will be cleaned (from Cándida Carbonell to Cervantes esplanade).

NB: you cannot park in the streets during the cleaning works.

Asphalting roadworks
On Monday, 4th of June, Dénia resumes the asphalting works of roads commencing along the Ramón Ortega avenue will be operated on the stretch between the Ondara-Dénia highway and the Cemetery road; the streets of Xàbia, Adsubia and Independencia, Valgamedios square, Alicante avenue, Montgó avenue, the streets of Lepanto, Sertorio and Pedreguer and the Jaume I square.

Remodeling the Archduke Carlos square
From Monday, 4th June, one of the most anticipated works of the Plan Confianza in Dénia begins: the remodeling of the square Archduke Carlos, which until a month ago housed the bus stop.

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With a budget of 551.889 euros, the works will have an estimated duration of six months that will be divided into three phases. To carry them out, the City Council has agreed with the contractors the following work plan:

First phase: West Zone (Canela sidewalk)
On Monday 4 June the works begin on the sidewalk of the west side of the road which is the sidewalk near, the Canela coffee shop (among other shops). The estimated duration is 6 weeks. Work in this area will entail a change in circulation and from June 11 and while this first phase lasts, the traffic coming from the avenue of Alicante will be diverted by the road that borders the square on the east side, in front of the municipal Social Services building, to access Patricio Ferrándiz street.

Second phase: Interior of the square
If everything goes according to plan, the second phase should start after the Dénia festivities, around 16 July. This second phase of the works will focus on the interior area of the square, with which the entrance traffic along Alicante Avenue will return to the usual road. This is estimated to take eight weeks.

Third phase: Other areas
It is planned that the third phase will beginning mid September working on the other sidewalks surrounding Arxiduc Carles and the interior details of the square will be finalized. The estimated duration of this last phase is 9 weeks.

If there are no unforeseen events, the works should be completed in November, leaving a square with a garden, pedestrian and children's areas.

Gastronomic Festival of Parma
Dénia has been invited for the second year in a row to participate in the Gastronomic Festival of Parma , which was celebrated the weekend of 2 and 3 June. The mayors of both cities, Vicent Grimalt and Federico Pizzarotti, have signed a collaboration agreement to promote common projects and increase tourists attracted by gastronomy.

Both cities recognise the important role of gastronomy as a cultural and economic reference and are committed to healthy eating and sustainable tourism development.

The two municipalities have also agreed that this is the beginning of a great opportunity for cultural, social, economic and tourist exchange between Dénia and Parma.

Eco Lux ferry joins Baleària route between Ibiza and Formentera
The Dianense shipping company Baleària has incorporated the Eco Lux , the second eco fast ferry of the series of four that are destined to cover this route, to the line between Ibiza and Formentera .These catamarans, built in the Gondan Asturian shipyards, guarantee greater reliability and comfort in adverse sea conditions. They have 28 meters in length, capacity for 350 passengers and are prepared to sail at speeds of up to 27 knots, which allow the crossing to be completed in half an hour. Two other ferries, Eco Terra and the Eco Air will be added before the summer begins.

24-hour Women's Centre
The facilities of the Centre Dona Dénia,have increased their workforce from 7 to 15 people. The 24-hour centre was moved to new premises at the beginning of the year to a “more spacious, dignified, friendly and adequate” place, located in the Dénia Social Services building; it is reported that it is a “considerable improvement “ for the attention & care of female and child victims of sexual violence.

More renovations in Denia to begin July
This week the Local Government Board will invest 84,258.32 euros replacing more than 200 street lights with LED technology to improve energy efficiency. The lights will be replaced in Diana Street, in the stretch between La Mar Street and Paseo del Saladar; the streets of Xabia , Sant Roc, Miraflor, Adsubia, Sant Andreu, Camí del Llavador and the roundabout at the intersection of Miraflor Street and Ronda de las Murallas; l’assagador de la Marjal and Calle de la Melva, the Camí del Regatxo and the municipal park of Torrecremada.
In addition, a further 96,900 euros will be expended on renovation to sidewalks in Sagunto, Colón, between the streets of Diana and San José, Quevedo and part of the entrance of the Avenida de Alicante.
The above works are schedule to be completed within 4 months.