Emergency repair of a retaining wall in Punta de Teno

The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Roads area, has begun the restoration of a gabion wall on the TF-445 road, which gives access to Punta de Teno, in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte.

These structures are made of metal meshes that are filled with rocks and are designed to retain debris after landslides. The works, with a budget of 42,573 euros, are scheduled to be carried out within a month.

The insular counselor for Roads, Enrique Arriaga, explained that “it is an emergency work to prevent the fall of debris on the road after the continuous episodes of landslides detected in the area have accumulated gravel and large rocks behind the wall. size that could fall on the road. ”

“The action that is carried out consists of the removal of the detached material, repair and regrowth of the retaining wall. The works will be carried out during the daytime and it is necessary to make specific cuts in traffic that will be marked,” said Arriaga.

The insular director of Roads, Tomás Félix García, pointed out that this action is in addition to other works that the area also carries out on this access road to the Teno lighthouse, such as the repair and cleaning of the retention meshes installed on the left bank from the road. The operators, specialists in vertical work, are removing stones from the meshes and replacing some anchor cables.

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