Access to the emblematic Plaza de Camachos in Murcia can only be done on foot from the beginning of next year. The City Council is about to put out to tender works for the pedestrianization of the space, which will also launch paving in its 1,830 square meters, will see the flower beds renovated and elements of urban furniture will be installed “with a careful design.” For example there will be a metal water fountain, cylindrical metal bins, benches and metal tree covers, among others.
The works will begin in September and the Department of Public Works has proposed awarding the works to the company Trisacor Infraestructuras y Servicios for 146,126 euros.
The deputy mayor and councilor for Infrastructure, Contracting and Development, Mario Gómez, highlights that “these works are framed in the ‘Vital Connections’ plan promoted by the government team with the aim of making urban spaces more comfortable and livable places” . The square is located in the Carmen neighborhood.
The Plaza de Camachos, which was built in the 18th century and conceived as a bullring, will lose around a dozen parking spaces that are now operational. Regarding the new paving, natural stone, ceramic paving and solid flooring will be combined; and around the flowerbeds there will be a new edge formed with treated concrete; as well as a relocation, transfer or elimination of the interior elements of the square “to generate an orderly, comfortable and accessible space,” explain sources from the City Council. This space provides a direct connection with the right bank of the Segura, crossing the Molinos del Río.