The area of highways Council of Tenerife announces the immediate start of works to execute a new “relief lane” at exit 36 of the TF-5, which allows access to Cross port through Las Arenas, the neighborhood of La Vera and the San Jerónimo Industrial and Commercial Estate, where the large La Villa and El Trompo shopping centers are located, among other large surfaces and businesses. This new lane, attached to the branch, runs from the TF-5 road to the polygon junction, in the municipality of La Orotava, at the height of La Fast and the Casa Azul school.
From the Island Council It is highlighted that “once this work is finished, the new road, already with two lanes, will allow a more agile access to the city of Cross port». The project has an approximate execution period of three months, so it is expected that it can start operating during the next summer.
The insular vice-president and councilor of Roads in Tenerife, Enrique Arriaga (Cs), explained this week that “this new relief lane will allow direct transit for vehicles going to Puerto de la Cruz, which will make the link more fluid.” It will be located to the right of the current deceleration lane, which will continue to be used by vehicles heading towards shopping centers, and will separate the traffic that continues towards the center of the tourist city by the sand road.
More than 50,000 vehicles pass through this section of the Northern Highway in the Valle de La Orotava
For Arriaga, this project is very important to achieve the objective of “reducing the queues that form during rush hours and avoiding the slowdown of traffic while improving the safety of road users”. The Island Director of Highways, Thomas Felix Garcia, adds that “during the three months that the work will last, it will be necessary to demolish elements such as curbs and sidewalks, dismantle and move the existing irrigation and public lighting services and generate the new platform on which the asphalt pavement will be executed.” Once these works are finished, the affected elements will be replaced “such as fences, walls or gutters and the road signage will be adapted”, which will have two lanes in the same direction towards He will see her.
The result of these works will be a new lane about three and a half meters wide that “will alleviate the intensity of traffic that this section of the TF-5 presents as it passes through the Orotava Valleythat actually is greater than 50,000 vehicles per day». An occupation that increases notably in times of large purchases such as Christmas, Epiphany, the black friday and other sales or sales campaigns.
To reduce the risks In the circulation of vehicles, signaling and beaconing operators will be used to increase safety and guarantee the fluidity of circulation while the work lasts, which is expected to affect above all areas currently occupied by green areas located between the TF-5 and the TF-320 road.
The Council of Tenerife also plans to start work on the improvement of the TF-312 road shortly, between The Sands and The Botanical. In this intervention it is planned to spend around half a million euros to improve the entire wearing course, drainage and safety elements.