The road known as La Charca, in Los Realejos, now depends directly on the City Council after the Cabildo de Tenerife recently formalized the transfer to the municipality of this section of the TF-335 island road. For several years, the northern municipality has demanded the improvement and transfer of this road, which had been integrated into the local urban fabric and connects places such as Calle de El Medio, Realejo Alto or the Casa de la Cultura.
The vice-president of the Cabildo de Tenerife and island councilor for Roads, Enrique Arriaga (Cs), and the realejero mayor, Manuel Domínguez (PP), signed on April 12 the act of delivery and transfer by the Island Corporation to the municipality of this section of the TF-335 island road. Specifically, it is an urban section between the intersection with Lanzarote street and the end of the TF-335 island road and the beginning of the TF-342 island road that gives access to the center of Icod el Alto.
Enrique Arriaga explained that “with this transfer, the Tenerife Council facilitates management for the benefit of citizens and guarantees greater comfort and safety as it is a section of road with the characteristics of a street.” The counselor recalls that, before making this transfer, the Cabildo de Tenerife undertook the comprehensive rehabilitation of the TF-335 road surface, and built a new pedestrian path on the side of the road to “improve road safety and facilitate the transit of vehicles and pedestrians of this important section that serves as access to the Agustín Espinosa Early Childhood and Primary Education Center. A work in which an insular investment of more than half a million euros was made.
The Consistory spends years demanding that this transfer of road powers be carried out
The works carried out provide a solution in terms of safety thanks to the construction of a retaining wall along the entire length of the road, which has given it greater stability, and a sidewalk that offers safe access to students and the rest of the community. educational community of the Agustín Espinosa public school, “who risked their lives walking down the road every day,” according to Arriaga. The works also included the execution of a sidewalk with a minimum width of 1.8 meters on the right bank and a small shoulder-sidewalk of approximately half a meter, in addition to the installation of a metal railing attached to the sidewalk on the right bank, the replacement of all the horizontal signage affected by the work, as well as the placement of the vertical signage necessary both for the new projected actions and to complement the existing vertical signage.
«This road infrastructure runs through urban land and does not cause interruption of the itinerary, since the section that crosses the municipality is connected to the rest of the island’s road network. This action is part of the Cabildo’s strategy of transferring to the municipalities of roads that have become urban sections, “according to the island administration.
With this transfer, the City Council of Los Realejos assumes the obligations that holding the ownership of a road entails, among which its maintenance and conservation stand out. The consistory already has a project for the provision of outdoor public lighting on the road to be able to respond to “a historic neighborhood demand.”
The Councilor for Municipal Services, responsible for the public company Realserv, Domingo García, reported in 2021 that there was a budget of 52,000 euros to make this improvement on the road a reality, where they intend to install “a total of 26 light points with LED technology. This action was blocked by the transfer, due to the impossibility for the City Council to invest in a road that until last April 12 was owned and competed by the Tenerife Island Council.