The works carried out by ACCIONA Construction had a budget of €13.5 million.
A six-lane toll collection point, two overpasses, two underpasses and three retaining walls have been constructed.
The Minister of Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna, has officially opened the new Recajo intersection, constructed by ACCIONA Construction in La Rioja, which now connects the N-232 highway and LO-20 bypass with the AP-68 highway.
At the inauguration ceremony held on May 16 the Minister was accompanied by the president of the regional government of La Rioja, José Ignacio Ceniceros; the government’s representative in the La Rioja region, Alberto Bretón, and various representatives from local and regional governments.
The budget for the works carried out by ACCIONA Construction, which began in March 2015, was €13.5 million (including VAT).
The new intersection allows traffic to flow between the LO-20 and AP-68 highways, without having to use the N-232. Consequently, users of the N-232 will also benefit from less traffic, while vehicles travelling on the AP-68 and LO-20 roads will enjoy shorter journey times as they no longer have to pass through the villages of Agoncillo and Recajo on the N-232, on the outskirts of Logroño airport.
This new interchange also provides a continuous route from Navarre via the Autovía del Camino (A-12).
A link road that provides access to a new six-lane toll collection point has been constructed from the southern roundabout of the existing Recajo interchange with the LO-20 and N-232, which is now the starting point for all other connections with the AP-68 highway. The speed limit on the new link roads is 70 km/h.
Two overpasses have been constructed, 87 metres and 142 metres long respectively, to allow these link roads to cross over the highway. The intercepted roads have also been restored, extending the current underpass beneath the AP-68 and constructing a new one under the link roads. Three retaining walls were also constructed as part of the project, to separate the link roads and prevent any soil movement from affecting old water deposits in the area.