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1931. The weekenders in the Second Republic

As far as road infrastructure affects, note that the Second Republic (1931-1939) begins the phenomenon of weekenders, and with them, the inevitable result: traffic jams. Madrid is the core of the problem. Network access road to the capital had the weekend so intense traffic that formed large caravans. It was at this time that the first tranche of the Castellana extension and improvements on the road to La Coruña, by far the busiest performed. The intensity of traffic on it varied from 400 vehicles / day on weekdays to 1.600 holidays. The average Spanish roads stood then at a maximum of 200 vehicles / day.

A few months before the reinstitution of the Republic the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Public Works broken off is created. From this moment, all roads in the state are integrated into the Directorate General of Roads, including Special Firm Circuit, which disappears as such.

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