The Málaga-Estepona-Guadiaro highway contributes notably to traffic mobility along the Costa del Sol.
It constitutes a safe, efficient alternative in a highly-congested semi-urban corridor.
It consists in two sectors: Málaga-Estepona and Estepona-Guadiaro. both are part of the E15 European itinerary.
They gather both the short and medium-haul traffic from Málaga and its airport and the long-haul traffic with origin and destination in the Bay of Algeciras.
Traffic lanes are separated by a median strip 12 m wide. The project involved construction of ten tunnels and assurance of optimum visibility by adapting the route to the topography of the terrain.
It has three lanes each way in sectors where traffic density so demands.
|Concessionaire||Autopista del Sol, C.E.S.A.|
|Equity structure||80% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.|
|Opening date||Jun. 29/1999|
|Concession start date||Málaga-Estepona 1996|
|Concession end date||Málaga-Estepona 2046|
|Duration||Málaga-Estepona 50 years|
Estepona-Guadiaro 55 years
|Purpose||Construction, conservation and operation|
|Managed investment||€ 732,1 B|
|Jobs created||121 positions|
|Length of the highway||105,2 km|
|Number of lanes||2-3 each way|
|Toll system||Open Manual, automatic, dedicated and Via T transponder system|
|Payment methods accepted||OBE, cards and cash|
The Autopista del Sol highway is located in one of Spain's fastest growing demographic corredors due to the extraordinary property and resort development of the surroinding area.