SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, asked the Tenerife Cabildo this Monday to stop “testing” on the TF-5 and to “decisively” promote major works on pending roads such as the TF-variant. 5, the Mesa Mota-Gorgolana tunnel or the burying of the highway.
After meeting with the president of Fepeco, Óscar Izquierdo, he expressed his “concern” about the situation that is generated around the traffic jams on the TF-5 and the closure of the Guamasa access, “which has meant clear damage to the citizens of the municipality, who have already expressed their discontent, and it has not brought about a significant relief in the circulation of the highway”.
Óscar Izquierdo spoke along this line, opting for the burying of the TF-5, between Los Rodeos and the University of La Laguna (Las Chumberas), as the “most exciting and hopeful” solution for the future of Tenerife.
“If this work becomes a reality, it would not only alleviate the traffic coming and going from the North of Tenerife, but it would also unify the city of La Laguna from an urban, social, economic and territorial point of view,” he indicated in a note sent by the City Council.
The president of the insular construction employers’ association also stressed that “alternatives are on the table, but what is missing is the political will of the public administrations that have jurisdiction in these large projects, which would benefit everyone and not just a few.” few”.
Izquierdo stressed the importance of having to completely close the island ring, but warned that “if the TF-5 variant is not executed in La Laguna, nor is the burial undertaken, nor is the outer road executed, the ring will never It will close completely and there will be an incomprehensible circulatory horseshoe on the island.