The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, through the area of Environmental Sustainability and Public Services, in charge of Councilor Carlos Tarife, announces that today the works of the project to give pedestrian continuity to the Ramblas of Santa Cruz will begin. From this area, it is argued that actions will be carried out to improve pedestrian continuity on the Rambla de Santa Cruz, precisely at its intersection with Calle San Isidro, Calle Arquitectos Saavedra and Calle Díaz-Llanos and Calle San Martín, a action that will promote the improvement of the three intersections, allowing accessibility and the different crossings, which will be adapted to people with reduced mobility, and whose investment carries an approximate cost of 100,000 euros and with an expected duration of four weeks.
Said proposal will be completed with the planned asphalting of the same in the work of Rehabilitation of Surfaces of several Streets of Santa Cruz (Lot 2) that will be carried out shortly and that plans to resurface both the road and the pedestrians of said Ramblas.
For its part, the Mobility and Universal Accessibility area announces that these works will mean that tomorrow there will be significant changes in traffic at the confluence of this road with San Isidro street. After the appropriate technical reports from the service and the coordination of the work with the municipal road maintenance company, various interventions are planned at the two headwaters of the Ramblas pedestrian area at that point on the road. This action has been decided to be carried out in the summer period to reduce the effects on city traffic through that place.
Specifically, for the extension of the pedestrian itinerary, the central section of the Rambla will be closed; It will also be necessary to suppress the change of direction and left turn for vehicles descending on the aforementioned road. In addition, it is planned to eliminate the access to the Rambla, ascending direction, and the entrance to Pedro Pérez Díaz street from Méndez Núñez.
Another of the decisions proposed will be to prevent access to Ramblas de Santa Cruz, ascending direction and towards Pedro Pérez Díaz street from San Isidro street. Lastly, it will not be possible to make the change of direction and access to San Isidro street, turning to the right, from the Rambla itself towards the center of the city.
A perimeter fence will be installed around the area in which the action is going to take place; all preventive and signaling measures of the various prohibitions will be adopted; an alternative itinerary will also be established.
The crossing with San Sebastián, the next work this year
The Councilor for Public Services, Carlos Tarife, confirmed to DIARIO DE AVISOS that this year priority will be given to finishing the continuity work on Las Ramblas, putting out to tender the work on one more section of La Rabla, which is the one that joins the avenue of Belgium with that of San Sebastián, where the roundabout prevents pedestrians from continuing along the central promenade. “The goal is that this year pedestrians can access from one side of the Rambla to the other without interruptions,” said Tarife. Regarding the projects to bury the traffic, he advanced that the one that would link Benito Pérez Armas with the highway, “the idea is that in 2023 we can have it.”