The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) anticipates 7,450,000 long-distance trips within the next five days on the Puente del Pilar 2023. Because of this, the special operation was launched this Wednesday at 3:00 pm until midnight next Sunday, October 15.
The operation has human resources (agents from the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard, civil servants from eight Traffic Management Centers and personnel in charge of equipment maintenance and installation of road measures, in addition to service personnel). emergency), as well as with material means (780 fixed speed control radars, of which 92 are section ones, 545 mobile radars that can be carried by ATGC vehicles, 245 cameras and 15 camouflaged vans to control the use of mobile phones and seat belts ).
Hours and roads with more traffic
Traffic circulation forecasts consider that in the early hours of this Wednesday afternoon there will be a lot of movement of vehicles due to the start of the festive period (especially between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm), which will cause “high intensity and ” circulation problems in the direction from large urban centers, as well as the main communication routes leading to coastal tourist areas and rest, second homes and celebration towns”.
In this way, the DGT warned that “heavy” traffic in the outbound direction will continue from the early hours of the morning on Thursday the 12th (usually between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), with special effects on the paths and crossings of the towns where the festival is celebrated that day. In the afternoon, there may also be movements to return to the tracks in the major cities as it is the next business day.
On Friday the 13th, the usual movements in and out of major urban centers will take place as it is a working day and, in the afternoon, outward movements will take place mainly towards secondary areas residence due to start the weekend. .
On Saturday the 14th, heavy traffic will continue in the morning (between 10:00 and 14:00) from major urban centers for the weekend, on short trips to areas of second homes , recreation and entertainment near urban centers.
In the early hours of Sunday afternoon (especially between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.) the return of travelers begins, presenting problems on the axes of the main road that flow throughout the movement to return, with highways and highways standing for their strength. ., to transfer the problems, already at night, to the entrances of the big city centers.