On Thursday, the Governing Board of Madrid City Council approved the tender for the work to renovate the capital’s North Junction with a budget of almost €63.5 million, including VAT. The work is expected to begin during the last quarter of this year and last for 22 months. As such, the renovation should be completed by the last quarter of 2022, as announced by the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida.
The objective of this initiative is “to reduce traffic congestion during rush hour in this area of Madrid since it affects the rest of the city”. The formula involves the elimination of the four flyovers, which are the ones that cause the loss of capacity and large traffic jams. These four routes will be replaced by new roads at different levels: three underground and one above ground, that of the M-607, which connects with the Paseo de la Castellana.