SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 22. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) will address the new road of about 5.5 kilometers in length between Puerto Naos and Tazacorte through an emergency declaration, which will allow reestablishing the road connection on the western slope of the island of La Palma , affected by the volcanic eruption of 2021.
This new road will cross the volcanic flows expelled by the volcano and specifically, the provisional restitution of the LP-213 road is being carried out.
Additionally, it is planned to condition a section of road not affected by the volcano between Tazacorte and Los Llanos de Aridane to connect the nodes of the current road network that allow absorbing and distributing the traffic that now moves to the western fringe of the affected area. , and thus the functionality of the emergency work is complete.
This action has been agreed within the framework of the working group established by the General Directorate of Roads of the Ministry, the General Directorate of Road Infrastructures of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo, the affected town councils and the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands itself.
The investment is estimated at around 38 million euros, which includes approximately 9.3 million euros planned for expropriations, the Ministry details in a note.
Since the volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja, highways LP-2, LP-212, LP-213, LP-211, LP-2132 and LP215 have been partially buried by the lava flow, which has an estimated average thickness of 12 meters and thicknesses maximum up to 70 meters.
Therefore, North-South communication in this area of the island has been completely interrupted by its western slope, isolating population centers and farms from the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte and El Paso.
The objective of the emergency work is to restore, as far as possible, the connection between the LP-2 highway in the core of Los Llanos de Aridane with the southeast area of La Colada, thus reestablishing the main mobility itinerary affected.
In accordance with the information available and the conditions of the flow, it has been decided, in coordination with the regional and local administrations, to execute the new infrastructure in the area closest to the coastal strip, to the west of the mountains of La Laguna and Todoque, where the casting thicknesses are smaller and the surface condition is less.
MORE THAN 8 KILOMETERS
The action will have a total of about 8.5 kilometers in length, of which 5.5 kilometers correspond to a new route.
The first section of the new road consists of about 4.5 kilometers with the beginning located on the LP-213 road, before the descent to Puerto Naos and at the intersection with the Hoyo del Verdugo road (which has been prepared in an emergency by the Ministry of Public Works of the Government of the Canary Islands in January 2022, until its connection with the LP-2).
The section ends at the intersection of the current LP-2132 coastal road with the LP-215, to the northwest of the La Laguna mountain and about 1,000 meters from Tazacorte. This section saves the area directly occupied by the lava flow.
The planned action includes the construction of a two-way road, with two three-meter lanes, a 1.5-meter shoulder on both sides and a three-meter berm on each side reserved as a service corridor.
The second section, one kilometer long, runs from the intersection of the current LP-2132 coastal road with the LP-215 to the entrance roundabout to Tazacorte.
The current coastal road and the agricultural roads in this area do not have the capacity to absorb the traffic of the new road, so it is necessary to build a connection with the entrance roundabout to Tazacorte.
The third section, three kilometers long, involves refurbishing the current LP-2 highway, from the entrance roundabout to Tazacorte to the intersection between the LP-1, the LP-2 and the Los Llanos de Aridane ring road (LP- twenty-one).
In this way, the Northwest-Southeast mobility of the main road LP-2 is fully restored.