The safety device of the descent pilgrimage of Santa Eulalia de Mérida, Patrona de Totana, which is celebrated tomorrow Sunday, December 8, will be integrated by fifty troops who will ensure the safety of the pilgrims, as agreed in the Last Local Citizen Security Board held to coordinate this event.
The MU-502 road, which connects the towns of Totana and Aledo, will be cut off at 6:00 a.m. and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until after 1:00 p.m., when the image of La Santa reaches the hermitage from San Roque.
The pilgrimage with the image of La Santa de Totana will begin at 9 am, scheduled time from its sanctuary, and end at 12:00 hours, when the Patron arrives at the site of El Rulo, just outside the town center, where the civil, religious authorities and the people in general will wait for her.
The security and emergency device agreements were adopted at the last Local Citizen Security Board held on November 26.
The device, consisting of about 50 troops, will consist of agents from the Local Police, Civil Guard (traffic and Nature Protection Service), Civil Protection, personnel from the Alhama-Totana fire station and environmental agents.
The MU-502 road will be cut off to traffic at the height of the Cruz de la Mision site and the Rulo roundabout (which communicates with the North Ring Road), just outside the urban area of â€‹â€‹Totana;
and will open to traffic once the image of Santa Eulalia arrives at the hermitage of San Roque, at about 1:00 p.m., after the official reception in El Rulo.
Thus, vehicles wishing to access the sanctuary must do so from this time on the road known as La Huerta, which will be enabled only as an access road.
In addition, intermediate access to the MU-502 road will be cut off to traffic, so it is requested that traffic signs be respected at the height of the transfer and other important access roads;
and only the La Huerta road is used, through which the hermitage is accessed through the Sopanvino area.
The Civil Guard will also cut the Aledo-Totana road at the height of the El Ángel site;
while the emergency coordination center will be established in the Local Police and in the area of â€‹â€‹Los Eucaliptos, where the Emergency and Municipal Health Service will also be located.
Likewise, a public transport service will be provided by the company "Autocares Espuña" (3 euros) to go up to the sanctuary from 6:00 am from the Monument to the Nazarene Calle del Pilar- (and until 8:30 hours), whose starting point this time will be the Plaza de la Constitución so that users can enjoy the holiday.
The buses will rise again, for people who have parked the vehicles in the vicinity of the Sanctuary, from approximately 13:00 hours, from the place of La Cruz, according to the same sources of the coach company.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana