When the call of biology calls, it is very difficult to resist it. This happened to a man who was caught last Wednesday, November 24, in the common traffic jams on the TF-5, from first thing in the morning.
Many people were affected by thousands of people who were preparing to join their jobs early in the morning or go to the airport to catch a plane, as is the case of a woman who, in an interview collected by the COPE Canarias chain He told how one of the drivers of the hundreds of stuck vehicles, faced with the impotence of the retentions, had no choice but to urinate in the vicinity. Listen to the full interview here.
“A permanent anger”
The President of the Council of Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has admitted that there is a “permanent anger” of the citizens with the traffic jams and queues on the TF-5 and that it is also spreading to the south, to the TF-1, specifically to the area between Guaza and Playa de Las Américas, in the heat of the tourist recovery.
In a radio interview collected by Europa Press, he pointed out, however, that at the beginning of this mandate they found a “very complicated picture” because “there were no road projects” drafted.
For this reason, in these few more than two years of legislature they have been working together with the Ministry of Public Works of the Government of the Canary Islands to “promote” new projects, but they have not hidden that they “take time” and that “people are fed up and bored to be told stories ”. “But that’s where we are”, has added.
Inside of ‘road map’ marked by the Cabildo and the regional government, has highlighted that in December the section of the island ring that connects San Juan de La Rambla with Icod de Los Vinos goes public, updating prices and updating the project.
However, they have left out the section that affects Los Realejos because it would probably cause “a stop” due to environmental issues. “The Los Realejos section will be by tunnel, but it will be done at a later time,” he indicated.
Martín has also said that the Guamasa ‘bypass’ will go public in December, that the access works from La Esperanza to the TF-5 have already begun and the remodeling of the Padre Anchieta roundabout has already been awarded. “From next year we will begin to see changes,” he explained.
The president has made it clear that “the problem was not the dogs” is that there were no projects to tender because in the last term “there was no coordination with the Cabildo or any project, and the Government did nothing.”
By way of example, he commented that the closing of the ring to the west and the work of Las Chafiras and Oroteanda had “stopped”. “We have started from far behind and without the projects that had been announced,” he indicated.
This Wednesday, kilometer retentions are being registered on the TF-5, in the direction of the metropolitan area, from early in the morning.
The common traffic jams they have been aggravated by the delay in the completion of the asphalt works being carried out on the road. In addition, traffic has also been notably slowed down by a collision between several vehicles, at the height of San Benito, in the middle of rush hour.
All this has caused thousands of drivers in the north of the island to be trapped on the highway for more than two hours.