SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 14 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Highways area, has signed an agreement with the Santa Cruz City Council that will allow obtaining the necessary land to start the tender for the conditioning and urbanization works of the TF-180.
In this way, the island corporation, in collaboration with the town hall, will transform the stretch of road between the Vuelta de los Pájaros and the Vistabella viewpoint into an urban journey.
The First Vice President and Island Councilor for Highways, Enrique Arriaga, points out in a note that “this project has been a priority for the Cabildo” and for this reason, he has been insisting on the consistory for several months to sign the agreement, to which he adds that ” It is an area with high traffic density and which runs very close to schools, which implies the constant presence of pedestrians on its margins”.
In his opinion, “with the urbanization we would increase road safety and also a rehabilitation of the pavement would be carried out.”
The counselor explains that “currently, this area has few pedestrian routes and those that exist are in poor condition or do not comply with accessibility regulations, which presents a danger to those who use them”, and affirms that with this action It will facilitate its transit by creating sidewalks, in addition to installing new furniture that will improve the aesthetics of the space.
Arriaga also assures that the intervention will not only benefit pedestrians, since “the reorganization of traffic will solve many traffic problems.”
In addition, he adds that “it is planned to provide new parking spaces, an aspect that is highly demanded by the residents.”
The insular director of Highways, Tomás Félix García, details that the action also provides for the installation of public lighting, telephone and telecommunications and will have a total budget of 11,523,161 euros of which the Cabildo will contribute 8,406,190 euros, that is, 73% of the total.
In addition, he adds that the Cabildo has been working for months to move the project forward and they hope to be able to put it out to tender “as soon as possible, now that the agreement has been signed.”
Once the works are finished, the road will consist of two lanes in the Santa Cruz direction and one in the La Laguna direction.
In addition, the largest possible number of parking spaces will be created based on the width of the road.
As for the sidewalks, they will have a minimum of two meters and will have planters in the areas allowed by the accessibility regulations.