For years, the municipal government of Arona has been demanding, as a priority, two projects for Los Cristianos, with the aim of decongesting the town and eliminating the “wounds” caused by having a preferential bus stop in the heart of the tourist center and a large road. dividing this nucleus into two, which, at some point, will grow towards the area of the El Mojón partial plan, which is located in the upper part.
This demand took a fundamental step yesterday with the award, by the Cabildo of Tenerife, of the drafting of the project for the construction of the transport interchange, which will go on land owned by the Cabildo on Chayofita Avenue, and the burying of this avenue , which would allow the creation of a wide boulevard at the top. All this with an amount of 500,000 euros.
Although the Council did not specify its intention regarding the project, the Arona City Council had requested, in the previous mandate, to make the road underground, so that it did not reach the roundabout, but rather connected, almost directly , with the Southern Highway, TF-1, which would allow traffic from the port of Los Cristianos to be directly evacuated. The idea, furthermore, was that the avenue would change its current structure and would have a pedestrian promenade and service lanes to travel through the interior of the town.
Space for buses and taxis
The resulting interchange would also accommodate, on the one hand, the Titsa buses and would have space for taxis. Thus, the preferred stop of Los Cristianos, which is currently located on the exit road and is one of the busiest in the South, would be eliminated from its current location.
The insular Minister of Mobility, Eulalia García, explained that both the Los Cristianos interchange project and the burying of Chayofita Avenue represent “two strategic actions with a view to improving mobility in an area that supports a high volume of traffic since the circulation coming from the port converges. In the same way, with the Los Cristianos interchange there will be a response to a long-awaited demand for the southern town.”