The Corrocho road, which was a dirt road that served as access to the farms in the area, will be enabled as a one-way street (descending), equipped with spaces for “more than 60 or 70 car parks”; gutter for the channeling of rainwater, and public lighting. The mayor of Sauzalero, Mariano Pérez (CC), celebrates that the works are facing their final stretch and he hopes that the road can be opened to traffic throughout the next month of November.
«The work is nearing completion and then we will have a much-needed new way to decongest the entrance and exit of Ravelo. It is already in its final phase. We still have the second layer of asphalt, the completion of the gutter, the installation of the lighting and the vertical and horizontal signaling. In 15 or 20 days it should be finished », Pérez explained to THE DAY.
For the mayor of the municipality, the Corrocho road will not only serve to speed up the exit from Ravelo, but also the entrance, since the Corraletes road will be released to be used only in an upward direction during a good part of its route. “It will have public lighting, parking lots along one side and stone walls to delimit the orchards,” he stresses.
This new road was included in the improvements to overland communications provided for in the General Management Plan (PGO) “for more than eight years.” Mariano Pérez highlights that “we had it painted on plans and thanks to the savings of all the neighbors, and to some healthy municipal accounts, we have now been able to make it a reality.”
The nationalist mayor points out that «It is not very common for a City Council to take on the creation of a new road alone, But it has been more than 8 months of work and the result is very satisfactory. We hope that since its opening it will allow us to notably improve both the flow of traffic going up Corraletes, from the area where the Red Cross is located, next to the TF-5, and that going down through this new Corrocho road. ».
This new road, about 600 meters long, will connect Calle Real Orotava with Corraletes, another street where the Sauzalero Council plans to invest more than 100,000 euros in improving security. «We want elimit the risk that exists in an area with a very dangerous ditch and we already have that performance also awarded to start very soon, ”Mariano Pérez advances. The City Council of El Sauzal plans to carry out shortly, with more than 2 million euros of its own funds, a major reform of Calle Real Orotava, another key thoroughfare for the Ravelo neighborhood, which runs through the heart of its urban core.