Ferrocarrils Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has completed the tramway works that affected the intersection of Joan Fuster avenue with Juan Chabás avenue in Dénia, so today, once the asphalting and road marking work has been completed, it has been opened to traffic.
The tramway works are carried out by FGV in coordination with the City Council of this town and allow transforming the old railway level crossings into traffic light crossings. With this action it is achieved that the Joan Fuster avenue is better integrated urbanistically, ending the division that the train supposed when cutting Dénia on its south side.
These works that affect about 1.220 meters are included in the project for the renovation and conditioning of the track and infrastructure of the Gata de Gorgos - Dénia section. The tram route runs from Metge Manuel Vallalta street to Diana street, where the Dénia City Council has already set up a roundabout on the railway platform at the junction with Joan Fuster avenue.
Throughout the development of the action, close coordination has been maintained with the Dénia City Council, which has also planned a series of complementary actions, to carry out the future tramway of the urban environment of Dénia.
These actions basically correspond to helping the tram permeabilization, consisting of the traffic lights and urban adaptation of the different existing crossings.
The works are part of the investment plan planned for the modernization of Line 9 of the TRAM d'Alacant between Altea and Dénia. The Generalitat is executing different actions in this line in order to achieve its comprehensive renovation and modernization and to achieve quality standards comparable to the rest of the autonomous network in Alicante.
This action, like the rest that are executed in this Line 9, are likely to be co-financed by the European Union through the Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In a first phase, the infrastructure conditioning action was developed in the section prior to the entrance to the FGV station in Dénia, over 400 meters that run from Diana street along Joan Fuster avenue.
This action was conditioned a tramway platform segregated from the parallel roads. In this section, the old vehicle level crossing of the Camí de Lladres was prepared for the passage of future tram and road traffic circulations, improving the accessibility and safety of the pedestrian crossings at this intersection.
In turn, the archaeological intervention carried out has made it possible to preserve the wall of the medieval defensive system of the Raval del Fortí.
The planned intervention also included the conditioning of the Dénia station, renovating the track beach and adapting the platforms to adapt them to the new dual electro-diesel rolling stock. At the same time, the station building was rehabilitated with the improvement of roof waterproofing, carpentry coatings, cleaning of facades and painting on the metal structure.
The actions of the first phase of tramway in the municipality of Dénia were included in the project for the conditioning of the Benidorm, Teulada and Gata de Gorgos stations, with an investment budget of 6.404.330 euros.