The poor state of the San Andrés road has led the Santa Cruz City Council to address both the Cabildo de Tenerife and the Port Authority so that they undertake the necessary measures to guarantee safety on a road with such intense traffic. This requirement has been accompanied by a technical report prepared by the Public Services area, whose manager, Carlos Tarife, points out that this initiative has been taken since the state of conservation of the road “is worrying.”
“From Santa Cruz we demand that both institutions take action on the matter. It cannot be that Santa Cruz is executing throughout this year the largest asphalting plan in its history and other administrations look the other way with roads as busy as these”, Tarife pointed out.
And it is that the report in question provides a photographic report in which it is observed that the asphalt is quite deteriorated, presenting a multitude of pathologies, “almost all derived from its aging”, detailing that they are localized areas with subsidence, areas of longitudinal ruts, areas with crocodile skin, opening of unsealed longitudinal work joints, longitudinal and transverse cracks, among other deficiencies.
The document concludes that, “due to all of the above, it would be advisable to take a global action on this road to provide it with the appropriate safety and comfort parameters for the current and future circulation of different types of vehicles.”
The same report recalls that this action must be carried out by the administrations that have jurisdiction over the road, that is, Cabildo and Puerto de Santa Cruz, since in its section between the tunnel in the María Jiménez neighborhood and La Cementera, although it is within of the municipal term of Santa Cruz, it is not of municipal ownership.
This road was already the subject of another claim from the Santa Cruz City Council a few weeks ago, when it demanded that the Cabildo put the lighting on this road into operation immediately. Then, the mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, called it “irresponsible” to leave such a busy highway without light.
But it has not been the only one, since the San Andrés highway is one of the six spaces that the City Council has asked the Port to cede to the city. Specifically, the Coastal Access Road to San Andrés has been requested, in the section that runs from the Barranco de Tahodio to the South and Cueva Bermeja to the North, disaffected from the port public domain and excluded from the service area of the port of Santa Cruz, which It is a communication route in the area of Cueva Bermeja.
In the case of the file of the section of the Vía Litoral of access to the town of San Andrés, which runs from Cueva Bermeja to the South to the so-called Jagua quarry (Los Pasitos), it is a road outside the operation of the Port, as commented the councilman, who abounded that it is the same that happens with the disaffected lands of the public domain in the functional area of Tahodio, made up of the plot currently occupied by the Miguel Pintor Infant and Primary School.