The DGT forecasts 3.3 million trips in Andalusia during Holy Week

The roads in Andalusia will once again be filled with travelers during Holy Week.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
31 March 2023 Friday 03:44
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The DGT forecasts 3.3 million trips in Andalusia during Holy Week

The roads in Andalusia will once again be filled with travelers during Holy Week. According to the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), 3.3 million long-distance journeys are expected during this festivity.

The traditional Easter 2023 Special Operation is activated today at 3:00 p.m. with the aim of ensuring compliance with traffic regulations, with special attention to speed, alcohol, use of mobile phones and seat belts.

The delegate of the Government of Spain in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, has asked drivers through a statement "absolute caution and respect for traffic regulations so that we can close the operation with zero deaths and thus be able to enjoy the holidays and the Homecoming".

This device, which pays special attention to conventional roads, addresses the significant exodus of vehicles that occurs during Holy Week from urban centers to towns with traditional religious ceremonies or second homes and mountain and coastal tourist areas.

To provide the best coverage, the DGT activates a series of traffic regulation, ordering and surveillance measures that will be divided into two stages, one from 3:00 p.m. today, March 31, Friday of Dolores, until Sunday, March 2. April, Palm Sunday. In this first phase, 930,600 displacements are expected. The second stage will last from the afternoon of Wednesday April 6, Holy Wednesday, until the return on Monday April 10, Easter Monday, when an estimated 1,974,000 displacements will take place.

It is expected that in this special operation the roads that will support the greatest number of displacements are the A-357, A-4, A-44, A-45, A-49, A-66, A-7, A-92, A -92M, AP-4, AP-7, MA-20, N-4 and the secondary network for access to tourist rest areas and second residences.

Agents of the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard, official personnel of the Traffic Management Centers, helicopter patrols and personnel in charge of maintaining equipment and installing road measures will remain active 24 hours during the entire period of the device, with a view to facilitating mobility and fluidity on roads where massive movements of vehicles are expected and ensuring their Road Safety.

From the Traffic Management Centers based in Malaga and Seville, in service 24 hours a day, a special service will be provided before, during and after the special operation thanks to the work of more than 60 officials and specialized technical personnel, that attend to the work of supervision, regulation and information.

To these are added the two headquarters of air resources (helicopters and drones) that cover the main itineraries used by vehicles throughout Andalusia and that will focus on those points where incidents can foreseeably occur. In flight, the traffic status is reported to the Traffic Management Centers and the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard.

For its part, the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard will carry out the usual services of help, assistance and traffic monitoring throughout the interurban road network in the community, paying special attention to those that are expected to support the greatest number of journeys.