The works to repair the road that connects Sóller with Lluc in Mallorca, have already begun. After last 31st of December it was cut, due to a significant sliding of rocks nearby the Binifaldó water source. Currently there are about 12 workers covering the mountainsides with iron meshes. This is a very difficult task, due to the instability and inclination of the ground, forcing operators to work fastened with safety equipment. During the day several security guards prevent people from passing, since the danger of further landslides remains.
From the Consell de Mallorca (Council of Mallorca) it is expected, that in the next few days will begin the withdraw of the large amounts of rocks and earth fallen from the mountain to the road. For now they cannot specify exactly when the traffic will be restored, because so far failed to determine the damage suffered by the pavement.
The other road cut in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains is the one that goes to Cala Tuent, although this one has a precarious and provisional way, allowing to access to the thirty houses of this small village.
Although at first the Consell Insular de Mallorca (Island Council) had noted that the works would last for 4 or 5 months, everything indicates that the road may be open to traffic well in advance. According to the latest forecast in Easter could be open.
Map of incidents at the roads on Mallorca. Works, accidents, blocked roads, and so on:
This map from the Consell Insular de Mallorca (Island Council) shows the 31st of March as the reopening date, for the road from Lluc to Sóller.
From the Council of Mallorca has been announced that the road connecting Sóller with Lluc, will reopen to traffic next week, when one of the two lanes of the road will be open to traffic for light and heavy vehicles. It has been also announced that today, Saturday will reopen the road to Cala Tuent.
The roads department from the Council of Mallorca, yesterday reported, that the road Ma-10 between Sóller and the sanctuary of Lluc has been reopened to the traffic, after a period of approximately four months closed. During this time, the mountainsides have been strengthened and the stretch of the road affected by the rocks slide has been paved. The reconstruction works of the road, are expected to be completed before Easter.