Sol Highway

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.

  • 105,2 km lenght
  • 17.076 vehicles/day

autopista-del-sol

The best alternative

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.

Driving convenience and safety

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.

All facilities at your fingertips

This roadway offers various toll payment options which the user can choose freely: cash, credit or debit card and transponder (vía T), which allows no-stop toll payment.

Measures for noise reduction

Some of the measures for noise reduction are the following:

  • Noise screening: These screens act as a barrier between emitter and receiver, reducing the noise to below levels allowed by law. Moreover, the materials used and characteristics of such screens are adapted to each specific area, and range from reflective perspex screens to screens made of absorbent porous concrete.
  • Elastic road surface: In this case, the aim with elastic road surfacing is to minimise traffic noise produced by the friction between car tyres and road surfaces. Cintra currently has 500 km of roads where this type of road surface is used.
  • Noise map: all European motorways managed by Cintra with more than 3,000,000 cars/year have a strategic noise map and relevant plan of action, thus complying with Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise.

The aim of these measures is to reduce noise levels from traffic in noise-sensitive areas, such as population centres or environmentally protected areas.

This highway is certified under the UNE ISO 140001

The Autopista del Sol highway has obtained certification under ISO 140001, an internationally recognised environmental standard which certifies the balance achieved between profitability and reduction of environmental impact.

General information

Project:
Málaga-Estepona-Guadiaro Highway.
Location:
Málaga-Estepona-Guadiaro, Spain.
Vehicles/day:
17.076
Lenght:
105,2 km
Opening date:
June 29th, 1999
Investment:
732,1 millon of euros