Adif says it plans to tender three stages of the LAV, worth more than €114.9m (including VAT), in the coming days, including:

  • construction of the fourth section of the Jara-Arroyo de la Albuera stage, as well as a branch line to the north of Mérida, worth €34.7m (including VAT)
  • the construction of the San Rafael-Cuarto de la Jara section, which has an investment of €37.7m (including VAT), which together with the Jara-Arroyo de la Albuera stretch forms part of the future Mérida by-pass, and
  • construction of the 9.34km Casatejada-Toril sub-section, part of the Talayuela - Cáceres stage, worth €42.4m (including VAT).

Adif will also tender the renewal of the Guadalmez - Cabeza del Buey section of the Ciudad Real - Badajoz standard gauge line, worth €11.8m (including VAT). The latest tender is in addition to the renewal of the Cabeza del Buey - Castuera section, which is currently in the contracting phase.