The Ministry of Public Works of the Canary Islands Government will divert the trunk of the South Highway (TF-1) at kilometer 53.5, at the height of the Oroteanda junction (San Miguel de Abona), towards the sea side and from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during the nights from Tuesday to Wednesday and from Wednesday to Thursday. This detour runs from the Cho-Parque de la Reina (Arona) junction to the Chafiras junction. The first night, from 24 to 25, the sea side road of the bypass towards Santa Cruz will be put into service; while the second night, from August 25 to 26, the circulation will be carried out on the road on the mountain side, in the direction of Adeje.
The General Directorate of Road Infrastructure tries to take advantage of the significant reduction in traffic density, which in these months stands at 45,000 vehicles on average per day – less than half the rest of the year – to undertake the construction of the underpass from the Oroteanda link. These deviations are made “to guarantee the safety of the works and make the junctions between the current highway and the bypass.” During the two nights there will be asphalting work, movement of concrete barriers and the placement of horizontal and vertical signs.
The estimated duration of the works It takes two and a half months and will mean a significant download of traffic from the Las Chafiras link. In addition, they will allow users in the area to have new entrances and exits to and from the South Highway.