The president of the Provincial Federation of Construction Entities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Fepeco), Óscar Izquierdo, was blunt yesterday in confirming that “we absolutely support and without any restriction the construction of the Lagoon variantbecause it is a suitable solution, fast in its execution, possible to do it and profitable to the maximum.
It will serve to relieve the Northern motorway, the TF-5, and at the same time unify, once and for all, the municipality territorially, which is currently divided by the existing, obsolete, clogged and separating road network. It is not understood that a World Heritage city is crossed by a congested highway at all times. “The impact on the territory is going to be minimal, because most of the route is going to be in a tunnel, respecting the agricultural land and the population centers that are in the area. Saying otherwise is pure demagoguery, to try to hinder its implementation, “said the president of Fepeco.
Izquierdo maintained that “the benefits it will generate exceed any comparison, because it will enable efficient, fast, safe mobility outside the population center. In addition, it has a significant impact at the island level, because it will serve to make effective the diversion of traffic from the TF-5 as it passes through Guamasa and up to the Vía de Ronda, making possible a boulevard between the Padre Anchieta roundabout and the Los Angeles airport. Rodeos”.
Likewise, he indicated that the variant does not only affect the municipality, but that it is “of vital importance for the territorial structure of the Island and, above all, to complete the long-awaited island ring, which not only has to be closed from the North and the South, but also in the metropolitan area”. “We are beginning to see realities, it seems that the promises to unclog Tenerife have finally run out, that it is time,” he emphasized.