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The works around the Museum of the Garden and Aqueduct are progressing well (07/02/2020)

The remodeling works around the Museum of La Huerta, Noria and Acueducto are progressing at a good pace.

Currently, work is being carried out on the installation of services and on-site works.

The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, the general director of Local Administration, Francisco Abril, and the City Development and Historical Heritage Councilor, Laura Sandoval, held a meeting at the City Hall this morning and visited the works to check the progress of the works

Buendía explained that "once the arches of the Aqueduct and the Roman remains that have been found have been excavated, the next phase consists of the installation of the water, electricity and gas pipes that will supply the large leisure area that is already is building. "

The project includes the remodeling of 25,000 square meters in the surroundings of the Museum where an outdoor amphitheater will be built with the arches of the Aqueduct as a backdrop, for performing arts, music and other activities, with capacity for about 500 people, a playground Children's integration on an area of ​​about 1,000 square meters, a Skate Plaza, for skateboard lovers, and a 'Street Workout' area for calisthenics workouts.

In addition, there will be a dog park of more than 1,200 square meters with 'agility' elements and a kiosk-bar with terrace.

Likewise, LED lighting will be installed throughout the park, new urban furniture and tree planting will be increased.

Buendía said that "these works will add a tourist and heritage attraction to our city and at the same time will enhance the beauty of the surroundings of the Museum of the Garden, the Ferris Wheel and the Aqueduct."

The remodeling of the environment is funded through the Biennial Plan for Cooperation of Works and Services of the Autonomous Community, with an investment that exceeds 650,000 euros, of which 500,000 are provided by the regional government and the rest by the City Council.

Archaeological excavations in the Aqueduct and the environment began a year ago.

The Aqueduct presents, at least, two distinct phases: the one currently in use, that both documents and archaeological evidence tend to date in the mid-16th century, specifically around 1549, and a series of evidence of one or more previous phases, in the form of remains of pillars and foundation shoes to which the current aqueduct is attached, part of which would correspond to the original aqueduct of 1457. The oldest cloths of the aqueduct are preserved next to the Ferris Wheel.

Rehabilitation of the Turbedal ditch

The mayor announced that the City Council is already working on the project that will be submitted to the Works and Services Plan of the Autonomous Community in 2020, in this case the rehabilitation of the Turbedal ditch and its surroundings will continue.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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